The theological significance of Deuteronomy can’t be overestimated. Few books in the Bible proclaim such a relevant word of grace and Gospel to the church today. At its heart, Deuteronomy records the covenantal relationship between God and his people. God graciously has chosen Israel as his covenant partner and has demonstrated his covenantal commitment to them. Moses challenges the Israelites to respond by declaring that Yahweh alone is their God and by demonstrating unwavering loyalty and total love for him through obedience.
Daniel Block highlights the unity between the God depicted in Deuteronomy and Jesus Christ. Christians who understand the covenantal character of God and who live under the grace of Christ will resist the temptation to retreat into interior and subjective understandings of the life of faith so common in Western Christianity.
The tools, ideas, and insights contained in this volume will help preachers communicate God’s Word and understand the Gospel in the context of contemporary culture, and the exegetical, literary, and grammatical summaries will benefit scholars and students of the Bible. What’s more, with Logos, Scripture passages are linked to Greek and Hebrew texts, along with English translations, and the powerful search tools provide instant access to the information you need for research projects, sermon preparation, and personal study.
- Treats all the elements of traditional exegesis
- Compares the original context and the contemporary context
- Engages contemporary life and culture
Praise for the Print Edition
This is the pulpit commentary for the twenty-first century.
—George K. Brushaber, president, Bethel College and Seminary
The NIV Application Commentary meets the urgent need for an exhaustive and authoritative commentary based on the New International Version. This series will soon be found in libraries and studies throughout the evangelical community.
—James Kennedy, senior minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.
—Charles F. Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta
- Title: NIV Application Commentary: Deuteronomy
- Author: Daniel I. Block
- Series: NIV Application Commentary: Old Testament (NIVAC)
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2012
- Pages: 880
About Daniel I. Block
Daniel I. Block received his PhD from the University of Liverpool, and is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is the author of The New American Commentary: Judges, Ruth, and was a speaker at the Pastorum Live 2012 Conference.