Reconstruct the formative years of the people of Israel with Trent C. Butler. Address a range of issues emerging from Joshua, including the historicity and form of its narratives, its textual history, and its theological significance. Combine the tools of textual and literary analysis to provide a new perspective from which to appreciate the value of the book, and evaluate modern critical scholarship’s perspectives on its origins and development. Organized for easy reference, Word Biblical commentaries make an ideal Bible study companion whether you are studying a single passage or a complete biblical book.
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
This is the first edition of Trent C. Butler’s masterful commentary. To get his more recent, updated edition, check out Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 7A: Joshua 1–12 and Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 7b: Joshua 13–24.
Trent C. Butler was a professor of Old Testament at International Baptist Theological Seminary in Rüschilkon, Switzerland. he is the author of Holman New Testament Commentary: Luke, and coauthor of Holman Book of Biblical Charts, Maps, and Reconstructions and Holman Bible Handbook.