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Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 1994
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.25 (inches)|
Series: New American Commentary
Dr. Eugene Merrill is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and distinguished professor of Old Testament interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. With degrees from Bob Jones University (Old Testament studies), New York University (Jewish studies), and Columbia University (Middle Eastern studies), Merrill is considered among the most outstanding Old Testament scholars in the United States today.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Trustworthy!June 30, 2017Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Eugene Merrill is a name you can trust. Without fail, his writings are clear, conservative, and helpful. This title is on one of the most important books in the OT. Jesus often quoting Deuteronomy proves that fact. Fortunately, this volume is in the economical, pastor-friendly New American Commentary (NAC) series that many pastors like me absolutely love.
Merrill begins the Introduction by explaining the meaning of the title, and then slides into date and authorship. Critics have been especially abusive to Deuteronomy, so its nice to have a strong case made for those of us who accept the Bible as Gods Word without reservation. He succinctly describes the historical background for us too. He analyzes structure to good effect, briefly describing the path of sometimes wobbly scholarship before bringing us back to good sense. He sees no credible evidence to question the canonicity of Deuteronomy. After providing an outline, he gives us what he calls analysis of the contents of the book. It is well done. He ends the Introduction with a fine overview of the theology of Deuteronomy.
The commentary itself is superb and much more trustworthy than those of many other series. Every passage I perused gave the kind of help I like to receive.
This book is an excellent addition for every pastor or teacher. I highly recommend it.
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Dietmar Richter5 Stars Out Of 5August 26, 2010Dietmar RichterWell done! E. H. Merill`s informative and helpful exposition explains difficult passages and enables you to get deep insights into Deuteronomy. A thoughtful commentary I heartily recommend to the one who want to devote his heart to God.