Deuteronomy is a book 'on the boundary': it addresses the possibilities of new life 'beyond the Jordan' as dependent on Israel's keeping of the law and acknowledgement of Yahweh's supremacy. In Deuteronomy
[TOTC], Edward Woods expounds the all-encompassing vision of the book of Deuteronomy for the people of Israel. He shows how the Israelites were exhorted to make its words the interpreter of their life story within the land and within God's grand story of redemption. About the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary [TOTC] series
The Tyndale Old Testament Commentary
[TOTC] series is designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says, and also what it means. The Introduction
to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original purpose, and setting. Following a structural Analysis
, the Commentary
takes the book section-by-section, drawing out its main themes, while also commenting on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes
provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The commentary in these volumes is structured under three headings: 1) Context
; 2) Comment
; 3) Meaning
. Ultimately, the goal of these commentaries is to make the meaning of the Bible as plain and straightforward as could reasonably be expected.Key Points:
- Audience: Pastors, Students, Laity
- Type: Non-Technical Commentary, written by scholars for general audience
- Perspective: Conservative to Moderate Evangelical
- Language: Greek and Hebrew are helpful but not necessary to understand these commentaries.
A dramatic address delivered on the verge of Israel's entry into the land of Canaan, Deuteronomy has been described as a book "on the boundary." Ted Woods expounds its all-encompassing vision and shows how the Israelites were exhorted to make its words the interpreter of their life's story within the land "beyond the Jordan." This completely new volume replaces the previous editon of Deuteronomy in the Tyndale Commentary series written by J. A. Thompson.
Now retired, Edward J. Woods was formerly Senior Lecturer in Old Testament at the Melbourne School of Theology, Victoria, Australia (formerly the Bible College of Victoria), where he still teaches part time. He has also served as a moderator in Old Testament studies for the Australian College of Theology, as a pastor in Australia and as a theological teacher in Northern Zambia.
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