- Series: New International Biblical Commentary (Book 4)
- Paperback: 350 pages
- Publisher: Hendrickson Pub (December 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1565631714
- ISBN-13: 978-1565631717
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
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Deuteronomy (New International Biblical Commentary) Paperback – December 1, 1996
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About the Author
Christopher Wright is the Principal of All Nations Christian College, in Ware, United Kingdom. He taught for five years in the Union Biblical Seminary in India. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is ordained in the Church of England. He is the author of An Eye for an Eye, God's People in God's Land, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, and Walking in the Ways of the Lord.
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The biggest downside to this book (and the reason for only four stars) is the "thinness" of the book in some places. As with other books in this series, this commentary is rather brief. Those looking for a more exhaustive in-depth study will need another book to read along with this. Most of the finer exegetical points are relegated to the footnotes. Some chapters only get five pages of material at best, (especially in the Law code section of chapters 12-26). Worse, the section on blessings and curses (chapter 28) gets a measly three and a half page summary, which overviews the chapter, but never really comments on specific features of the text. (There weren't even footnotes in that chapter!). This naturally leaves the reader wishing for more. For what this book is trying to do, it does it well. However, for those trying to really dig into the text, this book will need to supplement or be supplemented.