Introduction to Deuteronomy with Brent Strawn
Join us as Dr. Brent Strawn (Duke Divinity School) orients us to the book of Deuteronomy. We discuss: how Deuteronomy can help us save the Old Testament; its historical context, including its formation, audience, ancient parallels, and purpose; its literary expression, including its title, genre, structure, and major themes; and its reception, including its canonical placement and later interpretation. Listen here.
Relevant Works by Brent Strawn
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Editor, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law. Oxford University Press, 2015.
The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment. Baker Academic, 2017.
Brent Strawn, “Tolkien’s Orcs Meet the Bible’s Canaanites: The Dynamics of Reading Well… or Not ,” in The Incomparable God
Readings in Biblical Theology (edited by Collin Cornell and M. Justin Walker). Eerdmans, 2023.
Brent Strawn, Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament. Westminster John Knox, 2021.
Brent Strawn, Honest to God Preaching: Talking Sin, Suffering, and Violence. Fortress, 2021.
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