Deuteronomy

J. Gordon McConville

Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy

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Series: Apollos Old Testament
Categories: Deuteronomy

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In this outstanding commentary, Gordon McConville offers a theological interpretation of the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy in the context of the biblical canon. He gives due attention to historical issues where these bear on what can be known about the settings in which the text emerged. His dominant method is one that approaches Deuteronomy as a finished work. Dr McConville argues that in the context of the ancient world, Deuteronomy should be understood as the radical blueprint for the life of a people, at the same time both spiritual and political, and profoundly different from every other social, political and religious programme. The book incorporates the tension between an open-ended vision of a perfectly ordered society under God, and practical provisions for dealing with the frailty and imperfections of real people. Hence, it is capable of informing our thinking about the organisation of societies while maintaining a vision of the kingdom of God.

Pages: 448
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 0830825053
ISBN-13: 9780830825059

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4.58333333333333 out of 5 based on 6 user ratings
Tim Challies July 29, 2017 5 5
McConville’s work also receives many accolades. Derek Thomas notes that McConville waffles a little bit on the book’s dating and authorship but “rightly sees the notion of covenant as the regulating principle of Deuteronomy and astutely shows the importance of Deuteronomy for our understanding of the prophetic books.”
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Another strong contender for the top spot is the recent commentary by McConville. The layout of the Apollos commentaries makes them somewhat more helpful for those seeking contemporary application. If you can afford more than one commentary on Deuteronomy, this one is well worth considering. [Full Review]
An Evangelical commentary emphasizing the theology of the book. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
An Evangelical commentary emphasizing the theology of the book. [Full Review]

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