Item description for The Book of Deuteronomy (New International Commentary on the Old Testament) by Peter C. Craigie...
Overview The New International Commentary on the Old Testament is a conservative and scholarly analysis of the scriptures. This work by Craigie is meant to take in the issues, both theological and textual, brought out in Deuteronomy. He begins with a discussion of the theology, occasion, and problems of interpretation found in the book. He then goes on to discuss the text verse by verse. This is a scholarly work, not meant for all readers.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.53" Width: 6.58" Height: 1.38" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1994
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Series New International Commentary On
ISBN 0802825249 ISBN13 9780802825247
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More About Peter C. Craigie
Peter C. Craigie was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Calgary and was at work on the WBC volume on Jeremiah 1-25 at the time of his untimely death in September, 1985. He also has written The Book of Deuteronomy (Eerdmans and Hodder & Stoughton, 1976) and The Problem of War in the Old Testament (Eerdmans, 1978), as well as numerous articles on Ugaritic studies. Professor Craigie received the M.A. in Semitic languages from the University of Edinburgh, the Dip. Theol. from the University of Durham, the M.Th. from the University of Aberdeen, and the Ph.D. from McMaster University.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Book of Deuteronomy (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)?
One of the Best On Jesus' Most Quoted From Book Apr 18, 2001
Craigie was an excellent scholar. This work on Deuteronomy is among the best. Having translated this book word for word from the Hebrew, I can assure you that Craigie hits at major themes and continuity of the book.
His historical section on covenant is particularly good. The sainted F.F. Bruce said of this work: "not only a monumnet of Hebrew literature but a permanent part of Christian Scripture."
Craigie believes that this is a series of sermons given by Moses as they were perched on edge of promised land. In author's words: "Provides a paradigm for the kingdom of God in the modern world."
Does an excellent job with commandments, promises of curses and blessings. Must have for the serious student of Deuteronomy who believes as Craigie in the Word of God not the product of human imagination.
Quick Review Jun 7, 2000
Intermediate or advanced level from the NICOT series. Read everything you can by this author. Thorough and scholarly in general, may not be as technical as more serious interpreters may like.
Review of Craigie's Deuteronomy May 4, 2000
Briefly, Craigies' commentary on Deuteronomy is a good synopsis of the content. However, the work lacks much of the sort of detail that expositor's of the text are often looking for in a commentary. Obviously, there is much to cover in such a work, but his strength is not so much in linguistic studies, but in giving one an overall sense of the flow and meaning of the text. This is a good resource for introducing one to the thought of Deuteronomy. Unfortunately, it is lacking in much of what an expositor wants, particularly in an OT commentary.