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Overview This exposition is rooted first in a thorough analysis of the Hebrew text, employing helpful insights from archaeology and linguistics, and second in the major theological and literary themes discovered in each section. Finally the author brings the fragments together in an expository treatment 'that is not ashamed to stoop to the level of application.'
Publishers Description This exposition is rooted first in a thorough analysis of the Hebrew text, employing helpful insights from archaeology and linguistics, and second in the major theological and literary themes discovered in each section. Finally the author brings the fragments together in an expository treatment 'that is not ashamed to stoop to the level of application.'
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Studio: Christian Focus
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 20, 2012
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
Series Focus On The Bible
ISBN 1845501373 ISBN13 9781845501372
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More About Dale Ralph Davis
Dale Ralph Davis is Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that he was pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.
Dale Ralph Davis currently resides in Hattiesburg Hattiesburg Hatt.
Reviews - What do customers think about Joshua: No Falling Words (Focus on the Bible)?
A commentary that's an enjoyable read -- imagine that! Jul 26, 2007
This is a well-written, informative commentary on a generally under-appreciated and ignored book of the Bible. Davis brings the text to life with his keen observations and engaging writing. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand the Bible better, but finds normal heady theological prose too inaccessible.
The best Aug 11, 2005
I have used all of Dale Ralph Davis' commentaries (Judges, Joshua, I Sam., II Sam., I Kgs) -- every one of them is consisently excellent. In fact, if I had just one commentary on each of thsoe books I'd select Davis.
Davis is a former Old Testament seminary professor, with a PhD., but has also been a pastor (Presbyterian PCA) for many years. These are all non-technical, unfootnoted, homiletical treatments. They are theologically rich, always Christocentric (or at least Christo-telic), well-illustrated, and relentlessly practical. Davis can turn a clever phrase like no other commentator, often tweaking a cliche to turn it on its head. Indispensible.
I was shocked that fellow PCAer Tremper Longman did not even include any Ralph Davis books in his survey of commentaries (though Longman analyzes lots and lots of inferior works).
I have two copies of each of Davis' commentaries (one for home, one for the office).
I have not really found other works on Joshua nearly as helpful. James M. Boice (1991) is solid but dry. Woudstra in teh fine NICOT series is scholarly, more technical, and reliable; Peter Jeffrey (1999 is decent, but somewhat moralistic; John A. Huffman (1986, Word Communicator's Comm.) was disappointing.