Theological Themes in Deuteronomy

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[1]Bruce K. Waltke, with Charles Yu, An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007), 479.

[2]Ibid.

[3]Ibid.

[4]Ibid., 502.

[5]Ibid., 503.

[6]Ibid., 498.

[7]T. Desmond Alexander, From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Pentateuch (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995), 163.

[8]Ibid., 162.

[9]Waltke, An Old Testament Theology, 480-1.

[10]Paul R. House, Old Testament Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998), 171.  House accepts the arguments in favor of Mosaic authorship, as well as the assertions by many contemporary scholars that Deuteronomy has many similarities with ancient Hittite vassal treaties.

[11]Doug McIntosh, “Deuteronomy,” in the Holman Old Testament Commentary, ed. Max Anders (Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2002), 5-6.

[12]Waltke, 57.

[13]House, Old Testament Theology, 172.

[14]R. Albert Mohler, Jr., He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2008), 54.

[15]Ibid.

[16]Eugene H. Merrill, “Deuteronomy,” in The New American Commentary, vol. 4 (Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1994), 49.

[17]Ibid.

[18]McIntosh, Deuteronomy, 5.

[19]After Moses transfers leadership to Joshua in Deut. 31:1-8, he writes down the law and commands the priests and elders to read it every seven years at the Feast of Tabernacles (31:9-13).  This is important in terms of revelation because this means that the law of Moses is immediately granted canonical status.  The law would have a central place in Israel’s life and worship from this point forward.  See Waltke, 496.

[20]Ibid., 504.

[21]Brevard S. Childs, Memory and Tradition in Israel (London: SCM Press, 1962), quoted in ibid.

[22]Ibid., 502.

[23]Cf. Merrill, Deuteronomy, 47.

[24]House, 170.

[25]Waltke, 507.

[26]“Many traditionally minded writers think that historical and canonical data reflect a second-millennium B.C. date for Deuteronomy based on its similarities to the Hittite vassal treaty.”  House, 170.  Cf. n. 4 for several current scholars who hold this view.

[27]Merrill, 47.

[28]Ibid., 48.

[29]Ibid., 52.

[30]Waltke, 499.

[31]Ludwig Koehler, Old Testament Theology, trans. A. S. Todd (London: Lutterworth, 1957), quoted in ibid.

[32]Ibid., 486.

[33]Ibid., 501.

[34]Merrill, 53.

[35]Ibid.

[36]Waltke, 484.

[37]Merrill, 53.  Cf. James M. Hamilton, Jr., “John Sailhamer’s The Meaning of the Pentateuch: A Review Essay,” in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 14, no. 2 (2010): 72.

[38]Waltke, 488.

[39]Ibid.

[40]Johannes Pedersen, Israel: Its Life and Culture, I – II (London: Oxford University Press, 1926), 27, quoted in ibid., 489.

[41]Ibid., 490.

[42]Alexander, From Paradise to the Promised Land, 175-84.

[43]Ibid., 177.

[44]Lester Kuyper, “The Book of Deuteronomy,” Interpretation 6, no. 3 (July 1952): 332.

[45]R. E. Clements, God’s Chosen People: A Theological Interpretation of the Book of Deuteronomy (Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1969), 33, quoted in Waltke, 509-10.

[46]Alexander, 178.

[47]Waltke, 510.

[48]J. G. McConville, Law and Theology in Deuteronomy, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 33 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1984), 10-1.

[49]Alexander, 182.

[50]James M. Hamilton, Jr., God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment: A Biblical Theology (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010), 121-2.

[51]Waltke, 510.

[52]The kingdoms of Sihon and Og are perhaps exceptions (cf. 2:26-3:22).

[53]House, 173.

[54]John H. Sailhamer, The Meaning of the Pentateuch: Revelation, Composition and Interpretation (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009), 20.

[55]House, 174.

[56]Ibid.

[57]Ibid., 175.

[58]Some examples are: Matt. 4:4, 7, 10; 5:21, 31; Mark 7:10; 12:19; Luke 10:27; John 8:5, 17; Rom. 10:8.

[59]Merrill, 56.

[60]E. R. Clendenen, “Life in God’s Land: An Outline of the Theology of Deuteronomy,” in The Church at the Dawn of the 21st Century, ed. P. Paterson et al (Dallas: Criswell Publications, 1989), 171, quoted in ibid.

[61]Alexander, 172.

[62]Ibid., 185.

[63]J. Gary Millar, Now Choose Life: Theology and Ethics in Deuteronomy, New Studies in Biblical Theology 6 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998), 181.

[64]Deut. 18:15-18 does describe God raising up a prophet who will be like Moses, as he will come speaking the words of God.

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