Fifty scholars committed to the authority of Scripture as divine revelation. 60 volumes of the best critical scholarship. The end result: the Word Biblical Commentary series, which "harvests the important historical, textual, literary and archaeological discoveries to serve the needs of professional scholars and teachers, students of the Bible and of theology, working ministers, and anyone who wants a theological understanding from Scripture."
To that exalted series, you can now add the second half of Duane Christensen's insightful analysis of Deuteronomy, covering Deut 21:10-34:12. Christensen sees Deuteronomy as a "didactic poem, composed to be recited publicly to music in ancient Israel within a liturgical setting," and places it squarely in the center of ancient Israelite worship. Focusing on the literary, theological and social issues of Moses' day, Christensen brings new understanding to the practical implications of the Sinai covenant and the artistic and literary structures of Deuteronomy. His analysis and insight may well restore Deuteronomy to its rightful place in the worship of God's people. Overview of the Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) series:
Technical (Knowledge of Hebrew necessary)
Designed for students and teachers
Format: Hardcover Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2002 ISBN: 0849910323
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
Ralph P. Martin, has been a professor of New Testament and director of graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. He holds the B.A. and M.A. from the University of Manchester, England, and the Ph.D. from King's College, University of London.