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Classic Commentaries and Studies on Numbers and Deuteronomy (20 vols.)
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Overview

The Classic Commentaries and Studies on Numbers and Deuteronomy offers some of the most significant classic studies on the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With notable authors such as Richard G. Moulton, Simon Patrick, Henry Blunt, and George Bush, Classic Commentaries and Studies on Numbers and Deuteronomy (20 vols.) offers over 4,000 pages of interpretation, observations, translations, contextual history, and practical application. The twenty-one volumes contained in the Classic Commentaries and Studies on Numbers and Deuteronomy (20 vols.) have had an enduring impact on Old Testament exegesis, and this exceptional collection provides easy accessibility to this wealth of significant scholarship.

This collection is essential for students, scholars, pastors, historians, teachers of the Bible, or anyone studying the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy. With Logos Bible Software, this collection is completely searchable, with passages of Scripture appearing on mouse-over, as well as being linked to the Greek and Latin texts and English translations in your library. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “law” or “Deuteronomy 3:21.”

Key Features

  • Over 4,000 pages of notable scholarship on Numbers and Deuteronomy
  • Noted authors from a variety of backgrounds
  • Completely searchable, linked to your preferred Bible translation and the other books in your library

Individual Titles

Deuteronomy: Edited with an Introduction and Notes

  • Author: Richard G. Moulton
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 165

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Discoursing on the oration of the law and rhetoric displayed in the book of Deuteronomy, Moulton provides commentary and explanation on the progression of the text. Explaining in context key details such as the Blessing of Mt. Gerizim, Richard G. Moulton offers detailed exposition of the Gospel.

Professor Moulton is the first one, so far as I know, to deal with the Bible as a collection of literature, to discriminate between literary study and historical-critical study, and to present the results of the former is such a form as to render them available to the ordinary English reader.

The Christian Intelligence

Richard G. Moulton (1849–1924) was professor of English literature at the University of Chicago. Moulton was born in England and educated as a lawyer before immigrating to America.

The Authorship of the Book of Deuteronomy with Its Bearing on the Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch

  • Author: John William McGarvey
  • Publisher: The Standard Publishing Co.
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 304

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Inquiring into the authorship and transposition of the book of Deuteronomy, John William McGarvey offers studies on the composition, literary characteristics, syntactical structure, and origins of the text. Comparing the book with the remainder of the Pentateuch and its manuscripts, McGarvey explores the primary foundations of the knowledge found in the book.

McGarvey, who knows the Bible as few men living know it, takes up the leading method as applied to Deuteronomy. McGarvey’s books is an exhaustive application of the same thorough-going method to the statements of all the leading rationalistic critics on the points of the issue.

Homiletic Review

John William McGarvey (1829–1911) was educated at Bethany College before becoming president at the Lexington Theological Seminary between 1895–1911.

A Study of the Internal or Spiritual Sense of the Fifth Book of Moses Called Deuteronomy

  • Author: Alexander Payne
  • Publisher: James Speirs
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 220

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Moving expositionally verse-by-verse, A. Payne renders thorough studies on the intent of redemption and sanctification as carried out by the law. Payne refers to and provides expansion on the critical studies of Emanuel Swedenborg.

This book will help facilitate the study of the spiritual sense of the Divine Word. These works are more or less of critical character, giving various notes in addition to the transcription of the spiritual sense.

The New-Church Weekly

Alexander Payne (1742–1819) was the pastor of Walgrave Church, England for over thirty years.

Commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy

  • Author: W.G. Jordan
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 270

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Examining the origins of the book of Deuteronomy, W.G. Jordan provides critical exegetical studies on the purpose of the law, the ritualistic fulfillment of the law, and the progression of historical events. Comparing the Deuteronomic law with earlier Semitic law, Jordan displays the divine inspiration and purpose of the law.

An admirable interpretation of Deuteronomy . . . the introduction sets forth the essential facts clearly and sanely, and the comments are only such as are really necessary.

Biblical World

W.G. Jordan (1852–1939) was professor of Hebrew language and literature at Queen’s University, Kingston.

Deuteronomy: The People’s Book

  • Author: James Sime
  • Publisher: Daldy, Isbister & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 295

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Focusing on the origins of the text, breaches of fulfillment under the law, and on the authorship and composition of the text, James Sime offers thorough exegesis and commentary on the last book in the Pentateuch. Sime provides ample historical background to give the reader a critical contextualized view of the book.

James Sime (1843–1895) was a notable author and journalist from the nineteenth century. Educated in Germany and at the University of Edinburgh, Sime was the author History of Germany, Life of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, and William Herschel and His Work.

Moses and Deuteronomy

  • Author: Samuel Ives Curtiss
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 32

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Providing an acute commentary on the authorship, dating, and composition of the book of Deuteronomy, Samuel Ives Curtiss provides synopsis and explanation on the views of notable theologians. This text was originally published as a pamphlet.

Samuel Ives Curtiss (1844–1904) was chair of Old Testament literature and interpretation at Chicago Theological Seminary. A student of Franz Delitzsch, Curtiss translated much of Delitzsch’s work into English.

The Book of the Covenant in Moab: A Critical Inquiry into the Original Form of Deuteronomy

  • Author: John Cullen
  • Publisher: James Maclehose and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1903
  • Pages: 244

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Discoursing on the original form of the book of Deuteronomy versus the post-exilic forms, John Cullen provides critical commentary on the development of the law from the original orations. Cullen explores the didactic nature of the book coupled with the inherent purpose of the law.

This is a very able and scholar-like contribution to the study of Deuteronomy, an one moreover which is original and interesting in a high degree . . . Dr. Cullen has stated his case in a singularly lucid, modest, and attractive style.

Hibbert Journal

This latest contribution to the study of the Mosaic epilogue merits the careful attention of all biblical scholars. It possesses at once the contrasted and rarely associated merits of rigorous research and creative imagination. We heartily commend this book to the notice of all students of the Old Testament as a masterly monograph on a specially thorny subject.

—P. H. Aitken, St. Andrew

John Cullen (1838–1914) was curate of Knipton before being ordained as vicar of Radcliffe-on-Trent from 1874–1914. Cullen is known for his works of poetry on theology including Horae Poeticae and Poems and Idylls.

Deuteronomy and the Decalogue

  • Author: R. H. Kennett
  • Publisher: University Press
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 98

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Originally delivered as a series of lectures, R. H. Kennett provides critical analysis of the origins of the text, the contextual authorship within the Pentateuch, and the Decalogue.

R. H. Kennett (1846–1932) was fellow of Queen’s College and regius professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge.

The Problem of Deuteronomy

  • Author: J.S. Griffiths
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1911
  • Pages: 142

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J.S. Griffiths exegetically extends commentary on the authorship, stylistic nature, divine inspiration, and historical context to the reader. Examining semantics side-by-side with evidenced inference, Griffiths expounds on key factors and implications of the text.

The Problem of Deuteronomy won the Bishop Jeune Memorial Prize for the best essay on “The Historical Truth and Divine Authority of the Book of Deuteronomy”.

This little book must rank as one of the best volumes in the language on the subject with which it deals, and if, as appears to be the case, it is its author’s primum opis, he may be heartily congratulated on having opened his literary career with a work at once so reverent, so scholarly, and so convincing.

The Bibliotheca Sacra

J.S. Griffiths was educated at Bishop’s College before becoming assistant-curate of Uppingham.

A Word upon Deuteronomy

  • Author: D. Edwards Jenkins
  • Publisher: Maclaren & Macniven
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 64

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Expounding on the doctrines, Mosaic authorship, and the prophetic testimony of Moses, D. Edwards offers succinct commentary on the book of Deuteronomy. Drawing upon the views of other notable theologians, Edward provides critical inquiry into the development of the text.

D. Edwards Jenkins (1866–1927) was educated at the University of Wooster and the University of Melbourne. Jenkins later became professor of apologetics and theology at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Omaha, Nebraska until his death.

The “Critical Theory” of Deuteronomy, Explained in a Lecture

  • Author: John Robertson
  • Publisher: John Maclaren & Son
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 30

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Originally delivered as a lecture, this succinct commentary provides analysis on the Mosaic authorship, the relevance of the law to Christianity, and the development of the text.

John Robertson (1832–1889) was educated at the University of Edinburgh.

Deuteronomy: Its Date, Authorship, and Contents. A Lecture.

  • Author: David Merson
  • Publisher: A. & R. Milne
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 32

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Transposed from the original lecture, David Merson provides concise exegesis on Israel, the Mosaic authorship, and the progression of historical content found in the text.

David Merson (1848–1897) was ordained as the minister of the English Presbyterian Church in 1875. Merson was a contributor to the United Presbyterian Magazine as well as the London Quarterly Review.

Deuteronomy: The Words of Moses on the Plains of Moab

  • Author: Robert G. Balfour
  • Publisher: Bell and Bradfute
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 40

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Seeking to clarify the authorship of the book of Deuteronomy, Robert G. Balfour provides concise commentary on the attributes and characteristics of Mosaic authorship throughout the Pentateuch—with explicit inquiry into Deuteronomy.

This is an admirable specimen of a popular lecture on one of the critical questions of the day, the Mosaic authorship of Deuteronomy. The arguments for the ordinary view of origin of Deuteronomy are stated with great clearness, and the effect produced on candid readers must be irresistible.

The Christian Church

Robert G. Balfour was minister of the New North Church in Edinburgh in the nineteenth century. Balfour’s works include Presbyterianism in the Colonies and Central Truths and Side Issues.

The Tora of Moses: Being a Critical Study of Deuteronomy

  • Author: William Wallace Martin
  • Publisher: Barbee & Smith
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 364

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Focusing on the development of the text and the ordinances of the Torah, William Wallace Martin provides thorough commentary that exegetically examines the text. Martin draws upon patristics and Jewish historians in order to support his conclusions.

William Wallace Martin (1851–1946) was educated at Wesleyan University, Drew Theological School, Leipsic University, and Bonn University. Martin later became professor of Semitic languages at Vanderbilt University from 1886–1892. His works include Christian Catechism, Bible Lands Illustrated, and Law and Covenant.

A Commentary upon the Fifth Book of Moses, Called Deuteronomy

  • Author: Simon Patrick
  • Publisher: Ri. Chiswell
  • Publication Date: 1704
  • Pages: 704

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Providing extensive analysis of Deuteronomy, Simon Patrick clarifies key topics such as the scope of the law, the covenant, semantic interpretation, and position of the Levities within the twelve tribes. Patrick gives a historic overview from which to analyze each specific verse.

Simon Patrick (1606–1707) was educuated at Boston Grammar School and Queens College, Cambridge. Patrick became the vicar of Battersby and dean of Peterborough before being appointed bishop of Ely.

Criticism, True and False; or, The Present State of the Deuteronomy Controversy

  • Author: Gavin Carlyle
  • Publisher: John Maclaren & Son
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 38

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Originally arranged as a pamphlet, this concise commentary covers the controversy of Mosaic authorship and the scope of ordinances found in the book of Deuteronomy.

Gavin Carlyle was a pastor in Earling, London. Carlyle’s works include The Light of All Ages, Mighty in the Scriptures: A Memoir of Adolph Saphir, The Present Peril, and Miscellaneous Discourses.

Why I Still Believe that Moses Wrote Deuteronomy

  • Author: George C.M. Douglas
  • Publisher: Maclaren and Macniven
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 118

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Refuting contrary views that Moses may not be the author of Deuteronomy, George C.M. Douglas analyzes the authorship, composition, and formulation of the text. Douglas compares the composition and stylistic writing of Deuteronomy with that of the Pentateuch as a whole.

George C.M. Douglas (1826–1904) was educated at the University of Glasgow and at New College, Edinburgh before becoming pastor at Bridge of Weir from 1852–1857. Douglas later became professor of Hebrew at Free Church College in Glasgow, Scotland. Douglas’s familiarity with German, French, and English gave him a wide scope of understanding for his various works including The Book of Judges, Isaiah One, The Book of Jeremiah, and The Six Intermediate Minor Prophets.

A Family Exposition of the Pentateuch: Numbers-Deuteronomy

  • Author: Henry Blunt
  • Publisher: J. Hatchard and Son
  • Publication Date: 1844
  • Pages: 405

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Providing concise exposition on Numbers and Deuteronomy, Henry Blunt moves verse-by-verse through each chapter. Providing both historical and cultural background, Blunt offers practical commentary and application.

Henry Blunt (1794–1843) was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge before becoming rector of Streatham and chaplain to the Duke of Richmond. Blunt was ordained into the Church of England in 1818.

Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Numbers

  • Author: George Bush
  • Publisher: Trubner & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1858
  • Pages: 473

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Giving a synoptical introduction, George Bush provides exegesis while moving chapter-by-chapter through the book of Numbers. Rendering the specifics of semantic interpretation between translations, Bush gives in-depth detail on key sections of the text.

We are happy to recognize the learning of Professor Bush, and his fitness in many respects to comment upon Scripture.

The Presbyterian Quarterly Review

George Bush (1796–1859) was educated at Dartmouth and Princeton before being ordained in the Presbyterian Church. Bush later went on to become professor of Hebrew and Oriental literature at New York University.

Notes on the Book of Numbers: With Maps and Appendices

  • Author: Henry Linton
  • Publisher: George Philip & Son
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 200

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Providing acute analysis of the journeys of the Israelites, authorship of the book, and of the Levitical duties, Henry Linton offers well articulated commentary reflecting the essentials of the text.

Henry Linton (1879–1958) was educated at Durham University before going on to become the vice principal of the CMS Training College in Oyo—as well as the principal of Stuart Memorial College. Linton was ordained as the bishop of Persia in 1919.

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Commentaries and Studies on Numbers and Deuteronomy
  • Volumes: 20
  • Pages: 4,340