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Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.
Deuteronomy records Moses' parting words to Israel's new generation on the brink of the Promised Land. He recounts their history, sets before them God's covenant and laws, and instructs them on being God's people in the world. The author passionately explains this important theological book, with a particular eye towards implications for faithful life and witness in our own day.
"This is a volume that moves the art of Old Testament commentary forward. His vigor of style and argument makes it more than mere commentary, but a work of theology itself. In Chris Wright, Deuteronomy has found an exponent who has shown its power and relevance to the modern world, and who even borrows some of its passion in his own writing."--Gordon McConville, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education