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Joshua, Judges, And Ruth (Dsb)

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The three books considered in this volume constitute the principal biblical witness to Israel's early history. According to A. Graeme Auld, "they tell the story of how under Joshua the land was first taken by Israel and then apportioned to her various tribes. They tell how after Joshua there was a long period of ups and downs; of religious apostasy within the community and repeated harassment from abroad answered by a series of divinely impelled 'Judges' or 'Deliverers.' They offer some samples of life in Israel,...

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Overview

The three books considered in this volume constitute the principal biblical witness to Israel's early history. According to A. Graeme Auld, "they tell the story of how under Joshua the land was first taken by Israel and then apportioned to her various tribes. They tell how after Joshua there was a long period of ups and downs; of religious apostasy within the community and repeated harassment from abroad answered by a series of divinely impelled 'Judges' or 'Deliverers.' They offer some samples of life in Israel, 'in the days when the Judges ruled' or 'when there was not yet a king in Israel.'"

Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664245764
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Daily Study Bible Series
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author


A. Graeme Auld is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Edinburgh School of Divinity in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Joshua
Moses is Dead: Long Live Joshua (1:1-6) 5
Moses Lives On--in His Word (1:7-9) 8
Land Promised: Land Taken (1:10-18) 11
A Woman of Easy Virtue? (2:1-11) 15
Faithful Rahab (2:12-24) 18
Crossing the Jordan (3:1-17) 22
What Mean These Stones? (4:1-5:1) 25
Circumcision: A Reproach Removed (5:2-9) 29
Passover and the Lord's Host (5:10-15) 33
Jericho's Walls Came Tumbling Down (6:1-27) 36
Jericho "Devoted"--Rahab Liberated (6:1-27) (cont'd) 40
Archaeology and Israel's Settlement in Canaan 42
"A Shameful Thing in Israel" (7:1-26) 45
Trouble and Guilt (7:1-26) (cont'd) 50
A Ruinous Heap of Stones (8:1-29) 53
An Altar on Mount Ebal (8:30-35) 58
Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water (9:1-27) 61
When the Sun Stood Still (10:1-15) 66
Mopping up in the South (10:16-43) 70
Conquest Complete (11:1-12:24) 74
"It was the Lord's Doing" (11:1-12:24) (cont'd) 79
Developing the Land--First Principles (13:1-14:5) 83
Judah First and Caleb (14:6-15:63) 88
Joseph and the Northerners (16:1-19:51) 93
Asylum and Levi (20:1-21:42) 100
Campaign Over--Reserves Sent Home (21:43-22:6) 106
An Altar Named Witness (22:7-34) 109
"He Knows; and Let Israel Itself Know!" (22:7-34) (cont'd) 114
Joshua's "First" Farewell (23:1-16) 116
Joshua's Review (24:1-13) 120
"Choose This Day Whom Ye Will Serve" (24:14-33) 123
Holy and Jealous God (24:14-33) (cont'd) 126
Covenant: Statutes and Ordinances (24:14-33) (cont'd) 129
Judges
Judah's Settlement--A Success? (1:1-21) 132
The Situation in the North and a Divine Warning (1:22-2:5) 136
The Judges Introduced (2:6-3:6) 140
Three Short Stories (3:7-31) 145
Deborah and Barak (4:1-24) 149
The Song of Deborah (5:1-31) 154
Midianite Marauders (6:1-10) 160
Gideon Called to Arms (6:11-24) 163
Action Begins (6:25-40) 167
"The Day of Midian" (7:1-8:3) 171
Midian and Kingship (8:4-35) 176
Abimelech and Jotham (9:1-22) 180
The Fate of Abimelech and Shechem (9:23-57) 185
A List of Judges (10:1-5 and 12:7-14) 190
Setting the Record Straight (10:6-11:28) 193
A Fatal Vow and a Password (11:29-12:6) 199
Samson's Birth (13:1-25) 203
Samson's Riddle of the Lion (14:1-20) 207
Foxes' Tails and an Ass's Jawbone (15:1-20) 212
The End of Samson (16:1-31) 216
Micah and the Levite from Bethlehem (17:1-13) 222
Micah's Levite and Migrating Dan (18:1-31) 226
Models of Hospitality (19:1-30) 232
"They Murder on the Way to Shechem" (20:1-17) 238
Benjamin Brought to Book (20:18-48) 243
"Speak a Word, but it Will Not Stand" (20:18-48) (cont'd) 248
Benjamin Restored (21:1-25) 252
Ruth
A Sorry Situation (1:1-5) 258
Return to Bethlehem (1:6-22) 261
"Amid Alien Corn"--I (2:1-23) 264
"Amid Alien Corn"--II (2:1-23) (cont'd) 267
At Midnight on the Threshing Floor (3:1-18) 270
Redemption (4:1-6) 274
A Happy Ending (4:7-22) 277
Further Reading 281
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