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Deuteronomy : Commands of a Covenant God - Allan Harman


Commands of a Covenant God

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'Deuteronomy' is a misnomer, it means 'the second law'. The name is taken from Deuteronomy 17:18 where the expression really means having a copy of the law. Deuteronomy is therefore not a second, different, law but a renewal of the covenant made on Mount Sinai. For a people on the brink of entering their promised land Deuteronomy confirmed God's gracious promises as they prepared for new horizons and adventures:

Allan Harman shows the covenant structure of Deuteronomy throughout its 5 key sections

  • Historical introduction (1:1 to 4:49)

  • The Foundation of the Covenant Relationship (5:1 to 31)

  • The Exposition of Ten Commandments (6:1 to 26:15)

  • The Re-affirmation of the Covenant (27:1 to 30:20)

  • The Continuation of the Covenant (31:1 to 34:12)

Industry Reviews

"He keeps the connectedness of the text before us and yet can dash off to capture a Hebrew participle or suffix, pilfer a bit of Near Eastern background, or serve up the succinct result of a word study - all to light up a passage."

-- Dale Ralph Davis

Allan Harman has written a fine exposition of Deuteronomy. He places the book in its literary, canonical and historical contexts without compromising evangelical convictions about Scripture.
A particular delight here are the tools Harman brings to bear from time to time: a word study here, a comment on the wider biblical background there, a reference to the archaeological background somewhere else. These are gems, and models of the judicious use of critical tools to shed light on God's word. Cross-references to other parts of the Bible set this auth or apart from non-evangelical commentators: all the important New Testament quotations and allusions are mentioned in the commentary, and New Testament passages are allowed to act as interpretative controls.
Never is this a dry book, however, because the willing reader encounters the living God through opening the biblical text. Highly recommended.

-- Churchman Journal

... students of the Bible will be thankful for years to come for Professor Harman's labours.

-- Reformed Theological Review

"Allan Harman's exposition is as clear as crystal... This is a work of fine scholarship lightly worn."

-- Geoffrey Grogan

"May we beg from israel's God that kind of spiritual-mindedness that will enable us to prepare for the heavenly Land of promise that he has bequeathed us through the death of his Beloved son."

-- Peace and Truth

ISBN: 9781845502683
ISBN-10: 184550268X
Series: Focus on the Bible
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 20th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Type: Revised

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