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WBC vol 06a-6b: Deuteronomy 1:1–21:9 (2nd Ed.) and 21:10–34:12 by Duane L. Christensen

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About Deuteronomy 1:1-21:9 (Volume 06a) and Deuteronomy 21:10-34:12 (Volume 06b):
The book of Deuteronomy has been studied as a compilation of three sermons followed by three appendices. In this new study, Dr. Christensen posits, “Deuteronomy is best explained as a didactic poem, composed to be recited publicly to music in ancient Israel within a liturgical setting.” This allows the modern reader to observe the poetic and musical traditions of early Hebrew worshippers.

The revised edition of Volume 6A now includes commentary on the first part of Deuteronomy’s legal code (Deut. 12:1-21:9) and completely revises and updates the commentary on chapters 1-11 with discussion of the most current research. An innovative addition is this edition’s use of evidence from the synagogue’s traditional cycle of Torah readings to reveal the structure of the whole book of Deuteronomy. Other additions include the discussions of the practical implications of the historic Sinai covenant with its high moral standards for God’s people and the artistic and literary structures of Deuteronomy, stylistic forms not unlike those seen in ancient and modern epic poetry and music.

About this Series:
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

The WBC is the best-selling multi-volume commentary series in the market today. WBC authors are all experts in their field and skillfully bring the text to meaning through careful exegesis and exposition. Each WBC contributor creates his own translation based on the best texts and literature available. The WBC has the largest bibliography available.

In addition to this volume, Word Biblical Commentary is available in the following formats:

Deuteronomy 1:1-21:9 - 2nd Edition (Volume 06a); Deuteronomy 21:10-34:12 (Volume 06b)
• Series: Word Biblical Commentary
• General Editors: Bruce M. Metzger, David A. Hubbard, Glenn W. Barker
• Old Testament Editor: John D. W. Watts
• Associate Editor: James W. Watts (Old Testament)
• Author: Duane L. Christensen
• Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers (2001, 2002)

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