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By Rachel M. Billings

issues have ruled scholarly interpretation of the ebook of Joshua in the prior century: the literary "discovery" of the Deuteronomistic heritage and the archaeological detection of facts with regards to Israel's career of Canaan. during this latest quantity within the sequence studying the Scriptures, Rachel M. Billings addresses the fragmentation usually led to through those advancements and provides a extra holistic examining of Joshua, which joins theological sophistication with an emphasis on its which means and objective as a literary paintings. via a hermeneutical and literary lens, Billings analyzes the tale of Rahab and Achan, the tales of the Gibeonites and the Transjordanian altar, and the subject matter of the completeness of Israel's taking of the land of Canaan. She argues that the way the booklet of Joshua offers those fabrics reminds Israel of the dynamic nature of its identification as YHWH's people—an id that calls for a persisted reaction of obedience parallel to YHWH's ever-unfolding paintings on Israel's behalf. The booklet of Joshua portrays Israel's obedience as now not simply an impossible excellent or a specific thing of the prior, yet a residing truth that unfolds while YHWH's humans recognize His declare upon them and try to serve Him.

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By Rachel M. Billings

issues have ruled scholarly interpretation of the ebook of Joshua in the prior century: the literary "discovery" of the Deuteronomistic heritage and the archaeological detection of facts with regards to Israel's career of Canaan. during this latest quantity within the sequence studying the Scriptures, Rachel M. Billings addresses the fragmentation usually led to through those advancements and provides a extra holistic examining of Joshua, which joins theological sophistication with an emphasis on its which means and objective as a literary paintings. via a hermeneutical and literary lens, Billings analyzes the tale of Rahab and Achan, the tales of the Gibeonites and the Transjordanian altar, and the subject matter of the completeness of Israel's taking of the land of Canaan. She argues that the way the booklet of Joshua offers those fabrics reminds Israel of the dynamic nature of its identification as YHWH's people—an id that calls for a persisted reaction of obedience parallel to YHWH's ever-unfolding paintings on Israel's behalf. The booklet of Joshua portrays Israel's obedience as now not simply an impossible excellent or a specific thing of the prior, yet a residing truth that unfolds while YHWH's humans recognize His declare upon them and try to serve Him.

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