Distinguished Old Testament scholar Jack Lundbom offers a accessible, comprehensive, and insightful commentary on Deuteronomy.
A landmark in Pentateuch studies Lundbom's Deuteronomy: A Commentary examines technical issues such as linguistic features, higher criticism, archaeology, and throughout follows a strict outline of the book of Deuteronomy. Using Rhetorical criticism he unpacks the biblical text phrase-by-phrase. Lundbom is particularly concerned with the relation of Deuteronomy to the New Testament, and spends significant time on the question in the Introduction, and provides a full index of every NT reference to the book.
Challenging but accessible
Comprehensive and detailed
Strong awareness of historic and contemporary scholarship
Readers of the Word Biblical Commentary or the NICOT will be very comfortable with this commentary
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 1072 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2013 ISBN-13: 9780802826145 Availability: In Stock
This commentary is intended for a broad readership wanting to better know and understand this Pentateuchal book that has come to occupy such a prominent place in Judaism and Christianity. For Jews Deuteronomy contains the Decalogue and the Shema -- "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one" (6:4) -- supplemented by a code of primal legislation. Deuteronomy is much cited in the New Testament and has come to occupy an important place in the life and doctrine of the Christian church. It lifts up important wisdom themes such as humane treatment and benevolence to the poor and needy and is rich in theology, calling repeatedly on Israel to reject other gods and worship the Lord alone as holy. Besides making use of language, archaeology, and comparative Near Eastern material, Jack Lundbom's commentary employs rhetorical criticism in explicating the biblical text. He also cites later Jewish interpretation of the book of Deuteronomy and makes numerous New Testament connections. An appendix contains all references to Deuteronomy in the New Testament.