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Author Hall, Sarah Lebhar.

Title Conquering character : the characterization of Joshua in Joshua 1-11 / Sarah Lebhar Hall
Published New York : T & T Clark, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 512
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 512
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; 1. Textual Issues; 2. Related Research; 3. Methodology; 4. Deuteronomistic Theory; 5. Characterization of Joshua; Chapter 2 COMMISSIONS: JOSHUA 1:1-18; 1. The Function of Chapter 1; a. Joshua 1 as Retrospective; b. Joshua 1 as Prospective; 2. Characterization of Joshua; a. Designations; b. Representative Leadership; c. Initiative; d. Torah Study; e. Joshua: King? Warrior? Prophet? Worshipper?; f. Summary; Chapter 3 INTERLOPER OR INTEGRAL INTRODUCTION? JOSHUA 2:1-24; 1. The Function of Chapter 2
2. The Characterization of Joshuaa. Joshua: Timid and Fearful?; b. Joshua and His Agents: Renegade Diplomats?; c. Summary; Chapter 4 THE CROSSING: JOSHUA 3:1-4:24; 1. The Coherence of Chapters 3 and 4; 2. The Characterization of Joshua; a. Responsiveness; b. Authority; c. Prophetic Word; d. Joshua as Moses' Successor; e. Joshua as Ritualist; f. Summary; Chapter 5 CLOSURE: JOSHUA 5:1-12; 1. Issues in Chapter 5:1-12; a. The Fear of the Nations; b. A "Second" Circumcision; c. Circumcision as Conclusion; d. Celebration of the Passover; 2. The Characterization of Joshua; a. Joshua's Reliable Word
B. Joshua's Obediencec. Surrogate Leadership; d. Joshua as Name-Giver; e. Summary; Chapter 6 THEOPHANY INTERRUPTED? JOSHUA 5:13-6:5; 1. The Relationship of 5:13-15 to 6:1-5; 2. The Characterization of Joshua; a. Joshua as Moses' Successor; b. Joshua's Compliance; c. Summary; Chapter 7 "JOSHUA FIT DE BATTLE": JOSHUA 6:1-27; 1. The Characterization of Joshua; a. Receipt of Divine Oracles; b. Command of Israel's Priests and People; c. Supervisory Role; d. Subordination to Yahweh in Battle; e. Ancient Near Eastern Military Leadership; f. Power Over Life and Death; g. Joshua as Law-keeper
G. Joshua as a Memorial-Makerh. Joshua as Mosaic Leader; i. Summary; Chapter 10 NEGLECT AND RECOVERY: JOSHUA 9:1-27; 1. The Israelites' Mistake; 2. Joshua's Role in Israel's Misjudgement; 3. Other Characterization of Joshua; a. Oath-Keeping; b. Strategic Problem-Solving; c. Joshua as Deliverer; d. Summary; Chapter 11 ON LIGHT AND MIGHT: JOSHUA 10:1-43; 1. The Structure of Chapter 10; 2. The Characterization of Joshua; a. Oath-Keeping; b. Co-operation with Yahweh and Israel; c. Unprecedented Petition; d. Thwarting Kings and Exhorting Commanders; e. Successful Campaigning
H. Joshua as Ritualisti. Prophetic Speech; j. Summary; Chapter 8 TROUBLE AND THE TROUBLER: JOSHUA 7:1-26; 1. Function of Chapter 7; 2. The Characterization of Joshua; a. Joshua as Proactive General; b. Joshua's Remonstration; c. Prophetic Role; d. Obedient Leadership; e. Ceremonialism; f. Joshua as Vengeful Renegade?; g. Summary; Chapter 9 EQUILIBRIUM RESTORED: JOSHUA 8:1-35; 1. The Characterization of Joshua; a. Joshua as Moses' Successor; b. Joshua as Strategist; c. Personal Involvement in Military Command; d. Stretching Out the Javelin; e. Prophetic Role; f. Torah Observance
Summary While recent Old Testament scholarship has seen a steady rise in the prominence of narrative approaches to the text, little such work has been done on the book of Joshua.€ This book offers a narrative treatment of the conquest accounts, with specific attention given to the characterization of Joshua.€ The method employed is eclectic, including poetic analysis, structural study, delimitation criticism, comparative literary analysis, and intertextual reading. Joshua's characterization has received inadequate scholarly attention to date, largely because he is seen as a pale character, a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-213) and indexes
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Subject Joshua (Biblical figure)
Bible. Joshua, I-XI -- Criticism, Narrative.
Bible. Joshua, I-XI -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567438759 (electronic bk.)
9780567438751 (electronic bk.)