"Israel Served the Lord": The Book of Joshua as Paradoxical Portrait of Faithful Israel (Paperback)Rachel M. Billings (author)
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Through a hermeneutical and literary lens, Billings analyses the story of Rahab and Achan, the stories of the Gibeonites and the Transjordanian altar, and the theme of the completeness of Israel's taking of the land of Canaan. She argues that the way in which the book of Joshua presents these materials reminds Israel of the dynamic nature of its identity as YHWH's people-an identity that demands a continued response of obedience parallel to YHWH's ever-unfolding work on Israel's behalf. The book of Joshua portrays Israel's obedience as not merely an unattainable ideal or a thing of the past, but a living reality that unfolds when YHWH's people acknowledge His claim upon them and strive to serve Him.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
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