When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, he cited a passage from Deuteronomy 6 as the fundamental and first tenet of Scripture. The purpose of Deuteronomy is to teach the people of God how to behave in every area of life. And the two main principles of that teaching are to fear God and to obey his commandments.
Using his own translation from the original Hebrew, Dr. John Currid ably demonstrates that the book of Deuteronomy is an official document ratifying the formal covenant relationship between God as the sovereign King and his covenant people, Israel. At the close of the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, and on the eve of the entry into the Promised Land, Moses summons the Israelites to a solemn reaffirmation and ratification of the covenant first made at Sinai and promises great blessings to the people if only they will remain faithful to the covenant and obey God’s Word.
Christians too need to remember that God has made a covenant with the church. And, therefore, we need to ask the question: “What does Yahweh your God ask from you?” The answer is found in Deuteronomy: we need to fear God, we need to walk in his way, we need to love him, we need to serve him, and we need to keep his commandments. And, like Israel of old, if we live in obedience to the Word of God then we shall be wise and understanding and, indeed, God will greatly bless his people if they obey his Word.
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- Discusses Deuteronomy in regards to Ancient Near-Eastern text
- Provides verse-by-verse commentary
- Includes two appendixes
- Introductory Matters
- Preamble (Deuteronomy 1:1–8)
- Historical Prologue (Deuteronomy 1:9–8)
- Stipulations: The Decalogue (Deuteronomy 4:44–5:33)
- Exposition of the First Commandment (Deuteronomy 6:1–11:32)
- Exposition of the Second Commandment (Deuteronomy 12:1–31)
- Exposition of the Third Commandment (Deuteronomy 12:32–14:21)
- Exposition of the Fourth Commandment (Deuteronomy 14:22–16:17)
- Exposition of the Fifth Commandment (Deuteronomy 16:18–18:22)
- Exposition of the Sixth Commandment (Deuteronomy 19:1–22:12)
- Exposition of the Seventh Commandment (Deuteronomy 22:13–23:14)
- Exposition of the Eighth Commandment (Deuteronomy 23:15–24:7)
- Exposition of the Ninth Commandment (Deuteronomy 24:8–16)
- Exposition of the Tenth Commandment (Deuteronomy 24:17–26:19)
- Sanctions: Blessings and Curses of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 27:1–29:1)
- Summons to the Oath of the Covenant (Deuteronomy 29:2–30:20)
- Witnesses to the Covenant (Deuteronomy 31:1–29)
- The Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 31:30–32:47)
- The Blessing of Moses (Deuteronomy 32:48–33:29)
- The Death of Moses and Its Testamentary Significance (Deuteronomy 34:1–12)
- Appendix I: The Decalogue in Exodus
- Appendix II: The Kashrut or Dietary Laws in Leviticus
Praise for the Print Edition
Commentaries tend to fall roughly into two sorts. There is the spiritual, and there is the practical. This is practical, with New Testament references and spiritual comment nearly all confined to the application at the end of each section. This method of comment is really a necessity today, as our faith is so under fire.
—The Gospel Magazine
I thoroughly recommend not only this volume but the whole series on the Pentateuch by this author . . . This really is a most helpful and useful commentary which could be dipped into as required or, better still, read through to gain the overall perspective of this last book of Moses.
—The English Churchman
Dr. Currid’s expertise in biblical archaeology comes to the fore time and again, helpfully providing external testimony to the objective truth of the text of Deuteronomy as a covenant document, and moreover, as the Word of God.
- Title: A Study Commentary on Deuteronomy
- Author: John D. Currid
- Publisher: Evangelical Press
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 607
About John D. Currid
John D. Currid is Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He received his PhD in archaeology from the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.