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The Book of Deuteronomy

(The New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Craigie's study on the Book of Deuteronomy is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation. ...more
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published August 12th 1976 by Eerdmans
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CJ Bowen
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book - not too technical, but still quite rigorous. Craigie is an unapologetic believer, and this helps him clear away the underbrush of much inventive scholarship to focus on the text itself. After a very helpful introduction to the book as a whole (composition, date, authorship, theology, etc) Craigie translates and comments section by section. He reminds us that Deuteronomy should be read not as if it were a legal code, but rather a father's rules for his sons. As the covenant chart ...more
Chris Comis
Feb 09, 2009 rated it liked it
Plenty of good exegesis. Takes a covenantal approach to the book, which was great to see. He also deals with intervening historical contingencies in way that many expositors fail to do.
Jake McAtee
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Really concise and (sometimes too) brief. I would have liked to see him explore more in particular passages. He admittedly confesses that that will be the nature of his commentary. Good. But was glad to have read more than just Craigie on Deuteronomy.
Zachary Wilke
A decent overview of Deuteronomy. Although, being a commentary, it often left me wanting more.
Aaron Ventura
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Kinda boring. Decent surface level exposition of the book but doesn't explore beyond it. Would rather have read Calvin prolly. ...more
Jacob Rush
Dec 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Fine.
Josh Dockter
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Great commentary. Not lifeless at all. Learned lots of new things.
Nile
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-some
This was a great commentary that helped provided excellent historical insight and point to how Deuteronomy fits into the larger scheme of scripture. I was leading a men's study on chapters 1-11, so I did not finish this cover to cover.

For those of you that think the Old Testament is no longer relative on this side of the cross, please read Deuteronomy remembering that God first redeemed the people to himself, provided for them, and brought them to the edge of the land promising them victory. Th
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Paul Wichert
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biblical-studies
This was a good workmanlike commentary with a focus on exegesis. It was very concise, though perhaps a bit too brief in some areas. I found it to have good depth historically with discussion of ancient near east parallels and also linguistically with discussion of the Hebrew translation issues. The writing is very clear and on the whole covers the book very well. There is some limited discussion of theology and application which I think could have been expanded upon for certain topics. I will be ...more
Ben Zornes
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Peter Craigie's commentary on Deuteronomy is a fine work, and helpful in all the right ways. He is at the same time succinct and yet beneficially so, something few commentators seem to manage. He leaves expanding on the text to other more loquacious commentators, and simply get's to the pith of what each verse/section is saying, providing useful historical/contextual insights along the way. Anyone studying or teaching through Deuteronomy would do well to consult this commentary.

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Isaac
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
A precise commentary getting to the meaning of the text. Notable for it's brevity. I aim to have three to four commentaries per book of the Bible. I would make Craigie one of my tools for Deuteronomy. ...more
Seth Channell
Mar 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Good commentary of Deuteronomy.
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