New PDF release: Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Deuteronomy

By Walter Brueggemann

The Abingdon previous testomony Commentaries sequence bargains compact, severe commentaries on the entire books of the previous testomony. as well as offering primary info on and insights into previous testomony writings, those commentaries exemplify the projects and approaches of cautious, serious exegesis with a purpose to help scholars of the outdated testomony in coming to an educated engagement of the biblical texts themselves. those commentaries are written with detailed recognition to the desires and pursuits of theology scholars, yet they'll even be precious for college students in upper-level collage or college settings, in addition to for pastors and different church leaders.

Each quantity includes 4 components:
-- an creation that addresses the foremost matters raised via the writing; the literary style, constitution, and personality of the writing; the occasional and situational context of the writing, together with its wider social and ancient context; and the theological and moral value of the writing inside of those numerous contexts
-- a statement at the textual content, prepared by way of literary devices, masking literary research, exegetical research, and theological and moral analysis
-- an annotated bibliography
-- a quick topic index

In this quantity on Deuteronomy, Brueggemann shows the importance of the booklet of Deuteronomy to the form and substance of Israel's religion within the previous Testament.  Deuteronomy gave vintage articulation to the most topics attribute of Judaism, and, derivatively, of Christianity.  Brueggemann emphasizes that Deuteronomy is an expression of covenant theology, wherein YHWH and Israel are pledged to specific loyalty and constancy to one another; YHWH is to guarantee the health and wellbeing of Israel, and Israel is to dwell in belief and obedience to YHWH.  In analyzing the connection of Israel to God, Brueggemann makes feedback on how such covenant constancy will be lived out through believers today.

"Brueggemann's remark at the booklet of Deuteronomy presents an obtainable exegetical and theological knowing of an important biblical textual content. The advent provides Deuteronomy as an expression of the novel Yahwistic substitute to the political rhetoric and beliefs of the Israelite monarchy within the 8th and 7th centuries. every one part comprises an creation, exegesis, and theological and moral research of the fundamental components that shape the middle of Deuteronomy's message to the Israelite neighborhood. the alternative among 'covenant' and 'idol' that types the crux of the text's message is extra interpreted in gentle of the worry for covenant faithfulness as expressed within the remainder of the OT and within the proclamation of the NT. Brueggemann explores how this related selection is mirrored within the political and ideological voices that tackle the group of religion this day. This observation introduces the publication of Deuteronomy to theological scholars, pastors and academics and issues to the relevance of its message when you search to carry the choice biblical message into the present cultural conversation."--Beverly White Cushman, Calvin collage, in non secular reports overview, quantity 29 quantity three, July 2003.

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