Deuteronomy records Moses' parting words to Israel's new generation on the brink of the Promised Land. He recounts their history, sets before them God's covenant and laws, and instructs them on being God's people in the world. The author passionately explains this theological book, with a particular eye toward the implications for faithful living and witness in our own day.
The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps any reader navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the easily understandable truth found in this commentary series.
Section by section exposition with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. A separate section of notes at the close of each chapter provides additional textual and technical comments. Each commentary also includes a selected bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes. This set is for serious and general readers alike. Wright is principal of All Nations Christian College in England. His PhD is from Cambridge University.
Christopher J. H. Wright is the principal of All Nations Christian College in Ware, United Kingdom. He taught for five years at Union Biblical Seminary in India. He received his PhD from Cambridge University and is ordained in the Church of England. He is the author of An Eye for an Eye, God's People in God's Land, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, and Walking in the Ways of the Lord.