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Deuteronomy

ISBN-10: 0830825053
ISBN-13: 9780830825059
Edition: 2002
List price: $45.00
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Description: In this outstanding commentary J. G. McConville offers a theological interpretation of the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy in the context of the biblical canon. He gives due attention to historical issues where these bear on what can be known  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 9/14/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

In this outstanding commentary J. G. McConville offers a theological interpretation of the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy in the context of the biblical canon. He gives due attention to historical issues where these bear on what can be known about the settings in which the text emerged. His dominant method is one that approaches Deauteronomy as a finished work.McConville argues that in the context of the ancient world Deuteronomy should be understood as the radical blueprint for the life of a people, at the same time both spiritual and political, and profoundly different from every other social, political and religious programme. The book incorporates the tension between an open-minded vision of a perfectly ordered society under God and practical provisions for dealing with the frailty and imperfections of real people. Hence, it is capable of informing our thinking about the organization of societies while maintaining a vision of the kingdom of God.

J. Gordon McConville is professor of Old Testament theology at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England. He is the author of several books and studies on Old Testament topics, including Law and Theology in Deuteronomy (JSOT Press), Time and Place in Deuteronomy (with J. G. Millar, JSOT Press) and Judgment and Promise: An Introduction to the Book of Jeremiah (Apollos).

Best-selling author Robin Lee Hatcher was born in 1951 and has written over 45 contemporary and historical novels. She has received numerous awards including the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award. Her novel Catching Katie was named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal. She is also the past President of Romance Writers of America, Inc. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho.David W. Baker (Ph.D., University of London) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Ashland Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of numerous projects, including coeditor of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series.

Gordon J. Wenham is lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. He was formerly professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He is a recognized expert on the Pentateuch and has written commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers in addition to numerous studies in the Old Testament.

Editors' Preface
Author's Preface
Abbreviation
Introduction
The Name of the Book
Its Place in the Canon
The Distinctive Features of Deuteronomy
The Critical Interpretation of Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy and Josiah's Reform
The Reform as a Royal Programme
The Development of Old Testament Religion
Deuteronomy as a Literary Tradition
Conclusion
A Fresh Approach to Deuteronomy
Setting and Ideology
The Thesis Above May Be Retold as a 'Story'
The Composition of Deuteronomy
The Reading of Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy and Its Audiences
Deuteronomy and Theology
Deuteronomy in Biblical Theology
The Form and Aims of This Commentary
Text and Commentary
Bibliography
Index of Scripture
References
Index of Authors
Index of Subjects

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