Deuteronomy

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Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Old Testament. Authorship is traditionally attributed to Moses, who completed it just before his death. Its purpose is to remind the Israelites of the exodus and to restate the Law for a new generation. The theme of Deuteronomy is the restatement of the Law. The book’s theological focus is God’s love for Israel. Commentaries on Deuteronomy often address God’s relationship to the Israelites by means of the covenant He established with them.

The Book of Deuteronomy (NICOT) by Peter C. Craigie

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  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, "Craigie’s commentary in the NICOT series is probably still the best place to start. It is a competent and clear work written from an evangelical perspective."

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Deuteronomy (NIVAC) by Daniel I. Block

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Deuteronomy (AOTC) by J.G. McConville

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  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Deuteronomy (tied)
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, "Another strong contender for the top spot is the recent commentary by McConville. The layout of the Apollos commentaries makes them somewhat more helpful for those seeking contemporary application."

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Deuteronomy (NAC) by Eugene H. Merrill

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Deuteronomy (Focus) by Allan Harman

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Deuteronomy 1-21:9 and and 21:10-34:12 (WBC) by Duane L. Christensen

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Deuteronomy (UBCS) by Christopher Wright

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  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Deuteronomy (tied)
  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars

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Deuteronomy (Preaching the Word) by Ajith Fernando

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Deuteronomy (TOTC) by Edward J. Woods

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Deuteronomy (Tyndale) by J.A. Thompson

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  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, "For an introductory level commentary, it is surprisingly insightful."

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Deuteronomy (EPSC) by John D. Currid

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  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, "Combining exegesis and application, Currid’s commentaries on the books of the Pentateuch have so far been very helpful. His commentary on Deuteronomy continues the standard of excellence."

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Deuteronomy (JPS) by Jefferey A. Tigay

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  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Deuteronomy, "Tigay writes from a somewhat critical stance, so this commentary can only be recommended with qualification for discerning pastors and seminary students."

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Deuteronomy (AYBC) by Moshe Weinfeld

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Deuteronomy (BTCB) by Telford Work

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Deuteronomy (OTL) by Gerhard Von Rad

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Deuteronomy (HOTC) by Doug McIntosh

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Deuteronomy (Belief) by Deana Thompson

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Deuteronomy (AOTC) by Walter Brueggeman

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Deuteronomy (TPC) by John C. Maxwell

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Deuteronomy (Interpretation) by Patrick D. Miller

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