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Books at a Glance recently interviewed me regarding my most recent publication, co-edited with Jason Gile and Kenneth Turner: For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014).

Part 1 of the interview included:

  • An overview of Daniel I. Block’s career, his leading contributions, my relationship with him, and what considerations gave rise to this new Festschrift in his honor.
  • A biblical-theological synthesis of the title For Our Good Always, which was taken from Deuteronomy 6:24.
  • Common factors that led to the impressive list of twenty-five contributors that participated in the volume.
  • A brief summary of the significance and overall contribution of Deuteronomy to the Christian canon.

Part 2 added the following:

  • A brief description of the distinctiveness of my own approach to the numbering of the Decalogue.
  • An example of the significance or practical implications of my numbering.
  • A synthesis of my connection between the Decalogue and the imago Dei.
  • Suggestions for where to start reading Daniel Block’s works.
  • A list of suggested resources for studying Deuteronomy.

Find a PDF of the combined parts here: Books at a Glance: For Our Good. For a synthesis of For Our Good Always, see my earlier post here.