Joshua: An Introduction and Commentary
The book of Joshua memorializes a transitional episode in Israel's national history. The heroic figure Joshua, imbued with strength, courage and faith, leads the new generation of Israel across the Jordan and into the land of promise, conquering Canaanites and overseeing the allotment of the inheritance among the tribes.But the book of Joshua is foremost a story of God, who works powerfully on behalf of Israel and Joshua, fulfilling his covenant promises. It is God who leads Israel across the Jordan, God who defeats Israel's enemies, and God who presides over the apportionment of the land. And so in the final chapter it is God who receives Israel's worshipful recommitment at Shechem.In this new Tyndale Old Testament Commentary, Richard S. Hess explores these historical, theological and literary dimensions of the book of Joshua. An exceptional feature of his commentary is his careful consideration of the allocation of the Promised Land and the boundary lists the book of Joshua so prominently displays. And in a day when grave doubts have been raised over the historicity of the "conquest" story, Hess presents historical and archaeological evidence for placing the events of Joshua in the late second millennium B.C.
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Achan Adoni-Zedek allotment altar Amarna Amarna letters Amorites Ancient appears army battle Beth Bethel Bible Biblical Boling and Wright book of Joshua boundary descriptions Caleb Canaan Canaanite chapter Christian circumcision coalition command confession conquest context covenant crossing Debir defeat describes Deuteronomy divine east Egypt enemy Exodus faith followed Galilee Gibeon Gibeonites Gilgal God's Hazor Hebrew Hebron hill country Hittite idem identified inheritance instructions Israel Israelites Jericho Jerusalem Jezreel Valley Jordan River Judah king Lachish Late Bronze Age leader leadership Levitical literary Lord Makkedah mentioned Moses MT LXX Arab Na'aman narrative northern Numbers obedience occurs Old Testament phrase Polzin priests R. S. Hess Rahab reference region role Shechem Shephelah Sihon southern spies suggests tion town lists Transjordanian tribes treaty Valley verb Verse Name niv victory word worship Yes AB Kh Yes Yes Yes