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Deuteronomy 21:10–34:12 (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 6b | WBC)

Format: Digital
, 2002
ISBN: 9781418503550


For centuries the book of Deuteronomy has been studied as a compilation of three sermons followed by three appendices. In his penetrating new study of this fifth book of the Pentateuch, Duane Christensen argues that “Deuteronomy is best explained as a didactic poem, composed to be recited publicly to music in ancient Israel within a liturgical setting.” Christensen calls readers to understand Deuteronomy not only as an ancient code of Hebraic law but rather as “a work of extraordinary literary coherence, poetic beauty, and political sophistication.” Christensen's fresh look at this ancient book immerses the reader in a probing analysis of the literary, theological, and social issues of Moses’ day. Organized for easy reference, Word Biblical commentaries make an ideal Bible study companion whether you are studying a single passage or a complete biblical book.

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  • Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 6B: Deuteronomy 21:10–34:12
  • Author: Duane L. Christensen
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary
  • Volume: 6B
  • Publisher: Word
  • Print Publication Date: 2002
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Commentaries--Collected works; Bible. O.T. Deuteronomy › Commentaries
  • ISBN: 9781418503550
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.10.5
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-03-31T17:30:29Z

Duane L. Christensen (1938–2013) was the former professor of Old Testament languages and literature, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. He was also president of the BIBAL Corporation, promoting biblical literature study. He is the author of several commentaries, including Deuteronomy 1–21:9 and Deuteronomy 21:10–34:12 from the Word Biblical Commentary, and Nahum from the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary.