For over one hundred years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis—linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological—with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series.
No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.
Editors at the Time of Publication: Samuel Rolles Driver, Alfred Plummer, Charles Augustus Briggs
The depth of analysis found in the International Critical Commentary (ICC) Series has yet to be surpassed in any commentary collection. One of the best features of this series is the extensive amount of background information given in each volume's introduction, where all of the analysis is provided before the actual commentary begins. Each volume packs more information into the introduction than you will often find in the body of most commentaries! Also consider that with the electronic versions of each volume, you will never need to leaf through the hundreds of pages in each volume searching for the passage you are studying.
“one’ is to be understood. Does it express the unity of Jehovah, declaring that He is in His essence indivisible,” (Pages 89–90)
“It is a duty which follows naturally as the grateful response to Jehovah for the many undeserved mercies received at His hands (v. 12, 10:12ff.); it involves the fear and the service of God (v. 13, 10:12, 11:13); it impels those who are filled with it to the conscientious observance of all God’s commands (11:1, 22, 19:9, 30:16): it thus appears as the most inward and the most comprehensive of all religious duties, and as the chief commandment of all (Mk. 12:29f.)’ (Dillm.” (Page 91)
“But the text yields a very suitable sense; and there is no sufficient reason for preferring this reading. Cf. Geiger, Urschrift, p. 294.” (Page 356)
“if the temptation be indulged in, drought and famine may be expected as the consequences.” (Pages 130–131)
“the parallelism of Dt. is both much less frequent, and (where it is present) much less” (Page xi)
It is a pleasure to see at last a really critical Old Testament commentary in English upon a portion of the Pentateuch, and especially one of such merit. This I find superior to any other Commentary in any language upon Deuteronomy.
— E. L. Curtis, Yale University