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The force and individuality of this Book; its consistency and distinctiveness from the other documents of the Pentateuch as well as its differences from much of the custom and practice both in early and later Israel, make it stand out.

PREFACE T HE Commentary which constitutes the bulk of this volume was practically complete by 1914. I regret that other duties have prevented me till now from finishing the In-troduction. While writing this I have carefully revised the Commentary. I am greatly indebted to the General Editor of the Series for his patience with my work and for the many valuable suggestions he has made with regard to it. The Deuteronomy of the late Professor Driver, in the Inter-national Critical Commentary, is the standard English work on the subject; its wide learning and wise judgement ensure its con-tinuance as the basis of all subsequent studies of the Book in our language. It admirably gathers up and appraises the results of a long era of Biblical Criticism. But since the publication of its first edition in 1895 the analysis and the exposition of Deu-teronomy— particularly in connection with the Singular and Plural forms of address to Israel— have run through a new stage, modifying the old problems and starting fresh ones. There have also been considerable additions to our knowledge of the relevant geography and archaeology. I have endeavoured to do justice to all these recent efforts and results, and to revise in their light the conclusions of the earlier criticism. Such work as I have done in this volume I desire to dedi-cate to the memory of two great scholars, long and closely associated in the study and interpretation of the Old Testa-ment, FRANCIS BROWN and SAMUEL ROLLES DRIV-ER, in gratitude for all that I have learned from them and for the friendship with which they honoured me. GEORGE ADAM SMITH UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN 15 March 1918 This Scholar PDF version is for use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. Printed editions of this book may be available at www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PagePREFACE BY THE GENERAL EDITOR FOR THE OLD TESTAMENTPREFACECONTENTSINTRODUCTION§ 1. Names.§ 2. General Content, Structure, and Style.§ 3. Standpoint, Doctrine, and Spirit.§ 4. Deuteronomy and the Law-Book of Josìah.§ 5. Questions of Unity.§ 6. The Relations to Each Other of the Main Divisions— The Code and the Discourses.§ 7. The Cross Divisions and Distinctions.§ 8. The Singular and Plural Forms of Address.§ 9. Editorial Factors.§ 10. Conclusions as to Unity.§ 11. The Ages of the Book and of its Contents.§ 12. Resulting Questions and their Answers.LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL ABBREVIATIONS EMPLOYEDDEUTERONOMY (Text and Notes)CH. I.A. CH. I. 5—IV. 40.FIRST DISCOURSE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW-BOOK.CH. II.CH. III.CH. IV.B. CHS. V.—XI. THE SECOND DISCOURSE INTRODUCTORY TO THE LAWS.CH. V.CH. VI.CH. VII.CH. VIII.CHS. IX.—X.CH. X.CHS. X.—XI.C. CHS. XII.—XXVI. THE STATUTES AND JUDGEMENTS.CH. XII.CH. XIII.CH. XIV.CH. XV.CH. XVI.CH. XVII.CH. XVIII.CH. XIX.CH. XX.CH. XXI.CH. XXII.CH. XXIII.CH. XXIV.CH. XXV.CH. XXVI.D. CHS. XXVII.—XXX. CLOSING ENFORCEMENTS OF THE LAW.CH. XXVII.CH. XXVIII.CH. XXIX.CH. XXX.E. CHS. XXXI.—XXXIV. LAST DAYS AND DISCOURSES OF MOSES.CH. XXXI.CH. XXXII.CH. XXXIII.CH. XXXIV.APPENDIX. ON CLEAN AND UNCLEAN ANIMALSINDEX
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