Joshua (Book, 2000) [Seattle Pacific University Library]
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Author: L Daniel Hawk
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, ©2000.
Series: Berit olam.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Hawk shows that the themes surrounding Joshua express fundamental markers of national identity: religious practice (obedience to the commandments of Moses), ethnic separation (extermination of the peoples of Canaan), and possession of land ("the land that YHWH gives"). Through the medium of narrative, Joshua tests each of these markers and demonstrates that none clearly characterize the people of God. Instead,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hawk, L. Daniel (Lewis Daniel), 1955-
Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, ©2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Daniel Hawk
ISBN: 0814650422 9780814650424
OCLC Number: 44128116
Notes: "A Michael Glazier book."
Description: xxxii, 303 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rights of passage (1:1-18) --
Who's who in the promised land? (2:1--12:24) --
Strangers in the night (2:1-24) --
Changing state (3:1--4:24) --
First things first (5:1-15) --
Going in circles (6:1-27) --
Ai spy (7:1--8:35) --
Foiled again (9:1--10:27) --
Conquering Canaanites (10:28--12:24) --
Organizing Israel (13:1--21:45) --
Altar egos (22:1-34) --
Unfinished business (23:1-16) --
Decisions, decisions (24:1-33).
Series Title: Berit olam.
Responsibility: L. Daniel Hawk.


What does Joshua hold to be the essential marks of Israelite identity? What distinguishes "Israel" from all other peoples? In tracking these themes, L. Daniel Hawk reveals in Joshua a profound  Read more...
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In this provocative and instructive study, Hawk analyzes both the literary composition of the book of Joshua as well as the theological principles that such a composition conveys. In so doing, he Read more...

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