Offering a host of classic and new essays surveying the scholarly ethical and biblical debate surrounding the Ten Commandments, William Brown organizes his volume into three parts: the history of interpretation, contemporary reflections on the Decalogue as a whole, and contemporary reflections on individual commandments. A useful addition to ethics as well as Old Testament and Hebrew Bible courses, Brown's The Ten Commandments will be a standard reference for all Decalogue research, as it facilitates a helpful balance between moral, theological, and biblical study.
The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.
The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (Vol. 67, 2005, pgs. 630-631)
Old Testament Abstracts (Vol. 28, No. 3, Oct. 2005)
Review of Biblical Literature (02/2006) --Ralph Hawkins, Bethel College
Review of Biblical Literature (04/2005) --Bob Becking, Utrecht University
Review of Biblical Literature (4/2005) "[A] most successful volume.... The work is well conceived, planned, and executed." "[A[ rich quarry of first-rate materials." --William Johnstone, University of Aberdeen