Deuteronomy 21:10–34:12
Deuteronomy 21:10–34:12

Deuteronomy 21:10–34:12

in Word Biblical Commentary

by Duane L. Christensen

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Pages 592
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Published 1/1/1999
ISBN-13 9780849910326


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This is the last part of a monumental commentary that started in 1991 with a volume on Deut 111. In a second edition, this first volume was later enlarged to a commentary on Deut 1:121:9. Thus, owners of the 1991 volume are obliged to buy a copy of the second, revised edition as well in order to have the full commentary. The methodology adopted in the last part of this commentary is the same as for Deut 1:121:9. The book is div ided in eleven parts, in accordance with the synagogueʹs traditional cycle of reading of the Torah; Deut 21:1034:12 corresponds to readings six through eleven. Special attention is given to the metrical and literary structures of the last book of the Torah. According to Christensen, one pattern in particular can be found consistently throughout Deuteronomy, a chiasm with a structural center (a-b-x-bʹ-aʹ), which may contain five or seven (menorah pattern) parts. Christensen also depends heavily on C. J. Labuschagnes method of co unting the words of a pericope in order to find some hidden structures. However, Christensen never really discusses Labuschagnes approach but merely resumes the latters main results. [Full Review]