Item description for Joshua: A Theological Exposition Of Sacred Scripture (Concordia Commentary) by Adolph L. Harstad...
Overview Explains the theology and geography of Israel's conquest, anticipating Jesus, the greater Joshua, who leads His people into the new Promised Land.
Publishers Description - Continuation of a conservative commentary series in harmony with Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions - Provides new insights for those who study and proclaim God's Word - Three sections offer literal translations, analysis of the original language, and exposition of the theology, centered in Jesus Christ.
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Studio: Arch Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.18" Width: 7.58" Height: 2.67" Weight: 3.9 lbs.
Release Date Feb 16, 2005
Publisher Arch Books
Series Concordia Commentary
ISBN 0570063191 ISBN13 9780570063193
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More About Adolph L. Harstad
Adolph L. Harstad is professor of Exegetical Theology at Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary in Mankato, Minnesota. He is a Hebrew scholar who has traveled extensively in Israel and participated in archaeological digs there. He has also served as a parish pastor and missionary in Africa.
Reviews - What do customers think about Joshua: A Theological Exposition Of Sacred Scripture (Concordia Commentary)?
Massive Expose on Vital Biblical Book May 26, 2007
At nearly 900 pages this fine commentary provides of course commentary on inspired Word of God but also on a vital bridge between the Torah and the Entry/Conquer of Promised Land. Who better to lead this than one who bears typology in name and faithfulness to God's Word (i.e. spy report which only Joshua and Caleb countered with God's word of promise Num 14)and the one whose name prefigures Jesus?
Harstad provides commentary utilizing best in philogy and hermeneutics from a Confessional Lutheran perspective which sees Christ crucified for sins throughout the pages of the OT.
Highlights for this reviewer's use of this volume thus far are: Excellent Excurus on Divine Warfare, quoting one example: "Without this divine warfare, mankind would have been doomed to eternity in hell, but God's warfare enabled Israel to inherit the promised land, and his victory on the cross has made all believers heirs of eternal life in the new heavens and new earth;" Also excellent comments on archaelology and historical aids, especially helpful in Bible Study classes with questions about Joshua fighting the battle of Jericho. Harstad provides resource of size of city and size of circling Israelites that makes sense, both with archaeological/historical data and Biblical account.
Certainly precious is Joshua's exhortation in 24, which Harstad has fine advice: "Josh 24:14-24 should not be thought of as a model for the evangelism of unbelievers. ... Hence it is Josh 24:2-13 that is a salutary model for Christian evangelism. Josh 24:14-24 is an example of how a preacher can spur God's believing people to a deeper appreciatin of what the Lord has already done for them, and to increase their repentance and commitment to the Lord alone."
Real preacher aid with a two page listing of "Preaching Texts from Joshua," as well as fine map section, glossary and excellent documentation of Scriptural references, index.
Interacting with the existing body of Joshua work, this Lutheran contribution should be utilized and referred to by Christ's church.