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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 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.
The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.38 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Tyndale Commentary
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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: 5Hess, a conservative scholar has written one of the two best commentaries I've seen on Joshua (Howard has written the other). The seven excursuses are extremely interesting. Hess also includes more archaeological information than most. The comments themselves are very insightful and helpful.