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Joshua: Berit Olam, Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (Berit Olam Series) [Hardcover]

By L. Daniel Hawk (Author), David W. Cotter (Editor) & Jerome T. Walsh (Editor)
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What does Joshua hold to be the essential marks of Israelite identity? What distinguishes "Israel" from all other peoples? In tracking these themes, L. Daniel Hawk reveals in Joshua a profound struggle to define the people of the God of Israel. Hawk shows that the themes surrounding Joshua express fundamental markers of national identity: religious practice (obedience to the commandments of Moses), ethnic separation (extermination of the peoples of Canaan), and possession of land ("the land that YHWH gives"). Through the medium of narrative, Joshua tests each of these markers and demonstrates that none clearly characterize the people of God. Instead, Joshua presents Israel as a nation fundamentally constituted by choosing: YHWH's choosing of Israel and Israel's choosing of YHWH. In the present day in which ideologies of religion, race, and territorial possession have given rise to countless expressions of violence, Hawk expresses the particular value of reading Joshua. The Joshua story holds a mirror up to all who regard themselves as the people of God. The reflection is both repelling and inspiring but until we confront it, what it truly means to be the chosen people of God will remain elusive.

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What does Joshua hold to be the essential marks of Israelite identity? What distinguishes Israel" from al other peoples? In tracking these themes, L. Daniel Hawk reveals in Joshua a profound struggle to define the people of the God of Israel.

Hawk shows that the themes surrounding Joshua express fundamental markers of national identity: religious practice (obedience to the commandments of Moses), ethnic separation (extermination of the peoples of Canaan), and possession of land ("the land that YHWH gives"). Through the medium of narrative, Joshua tests each of these markers and demonstrates that none clearly characterize the people of God. Instead, Joshua presents Israel as a nation fundamentally constituted by choosing: YHWH's choosing of Israel and Israel's choosing of YHWH.

In the present day in which ideologies of religion, race, and territorial possession have given rise to countless expressions of violence, Hawk expresses the particular value of reading Joshua. The Joshua story holds a mirror up to al who regard themselves as the people of God. The reflection is both repelling and inspiring but until we confront it, what it truly means to be the chosen people of God will remain elusive.

Chapters are "Rights of Passage (1:1-18)," "Who's Who in the Promised Land? (2:1-12:24)," "Strangers in the Night (2:1-24)," "Changing State (3:1-4:24)," "First Things First (5:1-15)," "Going in Circles (6:1-27)," "Ai Spy (7:1-8:35)," "Foiled Again (9:1-10:27)," "Conquering Canaanites (10:28-12:24)," "Organizing Israel (13:1-21:45)," "Altar Egos (22:1-34)," "Unfinished Business (23:1-18)," and "Decisions, Decisions (24:1-33)." Includes twelve charts that lay out structural features of the book.

"L. Daniel Hawk, Ph.D., is professor of Old Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary.""

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Studio: Liturgical Press
Pages   303
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.33" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.24"
Weight:   1.46 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2001
Publisher   Liturgical Press
Series  Berit Olam  
ISBN  0814650422  
ISBN13  9780814650424  


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More About L. Daniel Hawk, David W. Cotter & Jerome T. Walsh


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! L. Daniel Hawk (PhD, Emory University) is professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, OH. An ordained United Methodist minister, he is the author of several books, including Joshua in 3-D (Cascade, 2010) and Every Promise Fulfilled (Westminster John Knox, 1990).

L. Daniel Hawk currently resides in the state of Louisiana. L. Daniel Hawk was born in 1955.

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