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Book of Joshua
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What is Joshua known for?
His great moral and military victories in being steadfast in following God and his covenant
Were Moses and Joshua similar?
No, they had several parallels as leaders
What does the book of Joshua DEAL with?
The conquest and settlement of Canaan (((The military campaign and the distribution of land)))
When does the book of Joshua occur?
The time in between Moses' death and the monarchy
Who is the promise of land fulfilled through?
What does the book of Joshua DESCRIBE?
The military campaign and the distribution of land (((The conquest and settlement of Canaan)))
What is the contextual interpretation of the Book of Joshua
The book is exaggerated. The actual events were probably less swift and brutal
What is the main issue in the book of Joshua?
Land and whether the Canaanites are friends or foes
What are the Deuteronomistic History sources?
Joshua, Judges 1 and 2, Samuel 1 and 2, and Kings
Why was the name Deuteronomistic History given to these books?
They were shaped by the theological perspective of the Deuteronomist source
What are the historical book in the Bible for?
To provide an interpretation of how God acted in the life of the Israelites
What two genres are Joshua and Judges?
Military history and legend
What theme do the Israelite writers continue?
The "Us versus Them" mentality
What are the two contributors of the "Us versus Them" mentality of the Israelite writers?
1. Canaanites have the land that God gave Israel and 2. Canaanite religion worshiped two fertility gods (Ba'al and Asherah) which is in direct opposition to the monotheism of Israel
What is the definition of a ban?
An ancient custom of completely destroying everything (people, livestock, possessions) in a defeated city
Why did God have a "ban" on the cities?
So all the spoils would go to him and that no one could profit from
What is war seen as?
A religious activity to the Israelites
What do the Israelites carry to symbolize God's prescence?
What are the religious truths we learn from Joshua?
We see that God is with the people, the importance of keeping the covenant, that the land is a gift from God, and God governs all
How does the Book of Joshua end?
With a ceremony of covenant renewal
What is the theological message of the book?
God has been faithful to the promise of the land
What is the only way for the Israelites to posses land?
If Israel relies completely on the LORD
What is a "herem"?
A ban. Where completely everything is destroyed.
What does the new Testimony teach us about our enemies?
We should love our enemies.
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