Based on the widely used New International Version, the NIBC presents careful section by section exposition with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterated. A separate section of notes at the close of each chapter provides additional textual and technical comments. Each commentary also includes a selected bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes.
The authors of this commentary take a canonical-historical approach to the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, three books that are diverse, yet share the common historical context of the tribal settlement of Canaan. They examine Joshua, Judges, and Ruth as narratives with dynamic theological messages about the dynamic relationship between God's people and the powerful God who gives land and provides deliverers for the people.
J. Gordon Harris is professor of Old Testament and director of Doctoral Studies at North American Baptist Seminary. He is also a chaplain in the Army Reserves and National Guard.
Cheryl A. Brown is an ordained American Baptist minister and is currently involved in theological education in Eastern Europe and the Middle East with the European Baptist Federation.
Michael S. Moore is assistant professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Arizona and is a preaching minister at the Tatum Boulevard Church of Christ in Phoenix.