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  • Copyright: 4/15/2010
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

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Seeking to bridge the existing gap between biblical studies and systematic theology, this distinctive series offers section-by-section exegesis of the Old Testament texts in close conversation with theological concerns. Written by respected scholars, the THOTC volumes aim to help pastors, teachers, and students engage in deliberately theological interpretation of Scripture.

Author Biography

J. Gordon McConville is professor of Old Testament theology at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England.
Stephen N. Williams is professor of systematic theology at Union Theological College, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. x
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction to Joshuap. 1
The Bookp. 1
The Audience of Joshuap. 2
Dating and Historicityp. 3
Reading Joshua as Scripturep. 8
Joshua and Theologyp. 10
Commentary on Joshuap. 13
Theological Horizons of Joshuap. 93
Theology in the Book of Joshuap. 95
The Question of the Landp. 95
Possession and Lossp. 95
The New Testament and the Landp. 99
Back to the Land?p. 103
The Question of Genocidep. 108
The Grim Talep. 108
What and Why?p. 113
Did God Really Say ...?p. 116
Radical Accommodationp. 120
Conclusionp. 123
Idolatryp. 125
At Stakep. 125
Practices of the Nationsp. 127
The Practice of Israelp. 131
A Matter of Life and Deathp. 133
Touching on Beautyp. 137
Covenantp. 140
Behind the Covenantp. 142
Covenant and Privilegep. 145
Covenant and Lawp. 148
Conclusionp. 153
God of Miracle and Mysteryp. 154
Something Rich and Strangep. 154
Approaching the Miraculousp. 156
What Exactly Are We Told?p. 158
The Scientific Questionp. 161
The Half-Seen Worldp. 165
Joshua and Biblical Theologyp. 171
Introductionp. 171
Key Themes of the Book of Joshuap. 172
Joshua and Genesisp. 172
Joshua and Exodusp. 174
Joshua and Leviticusp. 175
Joshua and Numbersp. 177
Joshua and Deuteronomyp. 179
Joshua and Judges-Kingsp. 183
Conclusionp. 186
Joshua in Biblical Theologyp. 187
The Problem of Evil and Violencep. 188
Joshua-Kings: Chaos, History, and Violencep. 190
Joshua, Chaos, and History in the Rest of the Old Testamentp. 193
Conclusionp. 196
A Response to Gordon McConvillep. 200
Reading Joshua Todayp. 206
The Question of Historyp. 207
The God of Joshuap. 214
God as Personalp. 217
God of Powerp. 220
The Character of Godp. 223
Divine Lordshipp. 228
A Response to Stephen Williamsp. 230
Bibliographyp. 236
Author Indexp. 246
Scripture Indexp. 249
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