in Understanding the Bible Old Testament

by Christopher J. H. Wright

4.71 Rank Score: 6.55 from 11 reviews, 6 featured collections, and 23 user libraries
Pages 368
Publisher Hendrickson
Published 1/1/1996
ISBN-13 9781565631717


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An unparalleled starting point on Deuteronomy. Wright’s work is fresh, faithful, and beautifully applied to new covenant believers. He writes clearly and shows how passages fit into the larger context of the whole Bible. His commentary shines as a superb study partner for popular-level readers. [Full Review]
My favorite non-technical commentary these days is Chris Wright’s Deuteronomy: Understanding the Bible Commentary. Wright’s expertise in ethics brings an important lens to the study of the book, and it is expressly readable. [Full Review]
Tim Challies Tim Challies July 29, 2017
After the first three volumes it becomes far more difficult to find consensus among the experts. While some consider Wright’s commentary troubling in a few respects, most do acknowledge that it has several unique strengths, particularly related to the field of ethics. For that reason I have added it to the #4 spot.
Jim Rosscup Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008
R. Hansen R. Hansen September 1, 2008
If I could only have one commentary on a deserted desert island (my wife would wonder why I would ever choose a commentary...) this would definitely be in contention for the top choice. A wonderful commentary. I started underlining things that were insightful and helpful but soon realized I was leaving little that was not underlined. Great commentary not just for gaining understanding of Deuteronomy but also the whole Bible and God's plan for the nations. Also helpful is that he includes some of the key literary insights from Christensen's commentary.
A leading Old Testament ethicist presents an Evangelical interpretation of the text. [Full Review]
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