Problem of Deuteromomy by James Simon Griffiths

James Simon Griffiths [1869-1947], The Problem of Deuteronomy. Being the Bishop Jeune Memorial Fund Prize Essay (1909) on "The Historical Truth and Divine Authority of the Book of Deuteronomy"This is an expanded version of a prize-winning essay that summarises the arguments for and against the Mosaic authorship of Deuteronomy. This title entered the public domain on 1st January and still retails for around £10, so I trust that it will prove useful. This copy originally formed part of a Bible College library and came to me via book-aid.org.

James Simon Griffiths [1869-1947], The Problem of Deuteronomy. Being the Bishop Jeune Memorial Fund Prize Essay (1909) on “The Historical Truth and Divine Authority of the Book of Deuteronomy”. London: SPCK, 1911. Hbk. pp.128. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • Preface
  • Analysis
    1. Clearing the Ground
    2. The Testimony of the Book
    3. Witness of Prophecy and History
    4. The Critical Theory
    5. The Critical Theory: Its Difficulties
    6. The Historical Truth of Deuteronomy
    7. The Divine Authority of Deuteronomy
  • Scripture Passages Referred to

Preface

This little book is a revised and enlarged edition of the Bishop Jeune Memorial Fund Prize Essay (1909) on “The Historical Truth and Divine Authority of the Book of Deuteronomy.” It is mainly an attempt to present as clearly and concisely as possible the chief arguments for and against the Mosaic origin of Deuteronomy, so that the English reader may be able to test them for himself, and arrive at a just conclusion on this important and much-debated question. When the author first thought of competing for the Jeune Prize it was his intention to make the “critical theory” as set forth in Dr. Driver’s Commentary, the Hastings Dictionary, etc., the starting-point of his own Essay. His change of plan is, he believes, fully vindicated in the following pages. He has earnestly endeavoured to be quite fair to those from whom he differs, to avoid any misrepresentation of their views, and to abstain from anything in the nature of special pleading. [Continue reading]

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