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Deuteronomy
Owens, J. Edward

Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2011 pp. 112. $6.95

Series Information
New Collegeville Bible Commentary


Description: The book of Deuteronomy forms the foundation for much of the Old and New Testaments. It provides an overview of the exodus experience, reminding the Israelites that the Lord is the one who formed them, brought them out of Egypt, and provided them with the Promised Land. In this commentary J. Edward Owens highlights the key motifs and themes in this book of instruction: land, the theologies of love, remembering/forgetting, time, retribution, the Divine Name, the Lord as warrior, the Ten Commandments, and the great Shema. Through the story of the Israelites, Deuteronomy reminds us that we are a communal people who are called to remember always the love of the Lord.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Deuteronomy, Literature

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Review by H. F. van Rooy
Published 5/17/2014
Citation: H. F. van Rooy, review of J. Edward Owens, Deuteronomy, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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