The Book of Deuteronomy
Peter C Craigie
Series: The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT)
Series Editor: Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
Someone once said, "The past is another country -- they do things
differently there." At times, indeed, the Old Testament resembles
another very different country. Maneuvering through levitical
laws, bloodshed in Joshua, or Daniel's apocalyptic visions, sincere
readers often wonder what the Old Testament means and how it can be the
Word of God. For several decades The New International Commentary on the Old Testament has helped countless people traverse this difficult literary terrain.
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author's own translation of the original Hebrew and verse-by-verse
commentary follow. The commentary itself carefully balances coverage of
technical matters with exposition of the biblical text's theology and
Readers who want to hear God's voice anew through Scripture will find The New International Commentary on the Old Testament to be a faithful, trustworthy guide for helping them navigate the strange other country we call the Old Testament.