Joshua: New American Commentary [NAC]
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Number of Pages: 469
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9 1/4 X 6 1/2 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: New American Commentary
RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Among the best commentaries on JoshuaApril 11, 2011RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Howard, a conservative scholar has written one of the five best commentaries I've seen on Joshua (Hess, Woudstra, Butler, and Harris are the others). Howard and Hess are probably the best of the five. [I have not yet seen the commentaries by Hubbard or McConville & Williams, but based upon their previous work, I suspect their contributions will also be impressive]. Howard's introduction is very helpful (especially his discussions of history and theology). His comments on the text itself are insightful. The excursuses are interesting and helpful.
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Submitted: June 03, 2001
Tell us a little about yourself. I am Professor of Old Testament at Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. You may see more about me at my Web site at www.bethel.edu/~dhoward
What was your motivation behind this project? I was asked by the publisher to write this commentary. I wanted to expound the text of the book of Joshua so that pastors and laypeople could know it, understand it, love it, and apply it.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope they will catch a vision of the God exalted in this wonderful Biblical book.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I hope readers will gain much from this work. The feedback I have gotten from pastors, students, and colleagues who have used it is that the book is very easy to read, even though it is written by a Biblical scholar and gets very technical at times. The technical matters are confined to the footnotes or to separate excursuses, however, so readers can skip these if they like.