Joshua, Judges, and Ruth(Westminster Bible Companion Series)

Joshua, Judges, and Ruth(Westminster Bible Companion Series)

by Carolyn Pressler, Pressler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664255264

ISBN-13: 9780664255268

Pub. Date: 03/10/2004

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Who is God? How does God act in our lives? How are we to act as God's faithful people? Joshua, Judges, and Ruth represent a chorus of voices reflecting on Israel's earliest days in its land. In Joshua, God empowers an obedient Israel to conquer the promised land. In Judges, Israel's faithlessness and God's wrath lead to a downward spiral of sin, subjugation, and

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Who is God? How does God act in our lives? How are we to act as God's faithful people? Joshua, Judges, and Ruth represent a chorus of voices reflecting on Israel's earliest days in its land. In Joshua, God empowers an obedient Israel to conquer the promised land. In Judges, Israel's faithlessness and God's wrath lead to a downward spiral of sin, subjugation, and social disintegration. Ruth narrates a story of divine blessing worked out through human loyalty.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664255268
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
03/10/2004
Series:
Westminster Bible Companion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,103,826
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Introduction to Joshua and Judges
1Setting the Stage: Joshua 19
2The Outsider's Faith: Joshua 220
3Miracles and Memory: Crossing the Jordan: Joshua 3-428
4Rites of Passage: Joshua 536
5And the Walls Came Tumblin' Down: Joshua 644
6The Battle of Ai: A Cautionary Tale: Joshua 7-8:2954
7Joshua's Altar: Joshua 8:30-3564
8The Gibeonite Ruse: Joshua 968
9The Promise Fulfilled: Joshua 10-1274
10Possessing the Land: Joshua 13-1987
11For the Sake of Justice: Joshua 20100
12Priestly Presence: Joshua 21103
13Tension and Unity: Joshua 22106
14Joshua's Farewell: Joshua 23112
15Covenant and Final Note: Joshua 24116
16Introduction: Judges 1:1-3:6127
17Othniel, Ehud, and Eglon: Judges 3:7-31140
18Deborah and Barak: Judges 4-5152
19Gideon: Judges 6-8167
20Abimelech: A(nother) Cautionary Tale: Judges 9184
21The "Minor" Judges: Judges 10:1-5, 12:7-15192
22Jephthah: Judges 10:6-11:40, 12:1-7195
23Samson: Judges 13-16208
24Thieves, Thugs, and Idol Worshipers: Judges 17 and 18226
25The Body Severed: Judges 19-21238
Introduction to the Book of Ruth
26Loss and Loyalty: Ruth 1265
27A Provisional Resolution: Ruth 2275
28Scandalous Valor: Ruth 3284
29Negotiations and Blessings: Ruth 4294
Works Cited309
For Further Reading311

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