Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

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The three books considered in this volume constitute the principal biblical witness to Israel's early history. According to A. Graeme Auld, qthey tell the story of how under Joshua the land was first taken by Israel and then apportioned to her various tribes. They tell how after Joshua there was a long period of ups and downs; of religious apostasy within the community and repeated harassment from abroad answered by a series of divinely impelled 'Judges' or 'Deliverers.' They offer some samples of life in Israel, 'in the days when the Judges ruled' or 'when there was not yet a king in Israel.'q Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.A. Graeme Auld ... In British history (to draw examples from only the seventeenth century) the use of the more militaristic texts of the Old Testament by Cromwellians, Covenanters, and the Stuart monarchs ... 33 And all Israel, sojourner as well as homeborn, with their elders and officers and their judges ... The account of this construction work on Mount Ebal claims to carry out instructions given by Moses.

Title:Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
Author:A. Graeme Auld
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 1984


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