A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible
Imprint: Baylor University Press
Sales Date: 2022-09-15
301 Pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in
- Published: September 2022
In this volume, Bill Arnold and Paavo Tucker provide a foundational examination of the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 12–26. The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. The authors’ exposition is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Hebrew text that are frequently overlooked or ignored by standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, Deuteronomy 12–26 also reflects the most up-to-date advances in scholarship on grammar and linguistics. This handbook proves itself an indispensable tool for anyone committed to a deep reading of the biblical text.
This is a magnificent contribution to a very useful series. Given the authors’ discourse-linguistic sensitivity and the clarity of their comments on fine details of syntax, they have solved many riddles for us. I wish I had had this resource available for exegesis courses on Deuteronomy that I have taught in the past, not to mention my personal research in how Deuteronomy works with words. Arnold and Tucker’s volume will be an indispensable tool for anyone interested in wrestling seriously with the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 12–26.~Daniel I. Block, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Wheaton College Graduate School