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Together in the land [electronic resource] : a reading of the book of Joshua / Gordon Mitchell.

By: Mitchell, Gordon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 134.; Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 134.Publisher: Sheffield : JSOT Press, c1993Description: 1 online resource (219 p.).ISBN: 9780567550705 (electronic bk.); 0567550702 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Joshua -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Jews -- History -- To 1200 B.C | Bible. Joshua | Bible. A.T. Josu�e -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Jozua (bijbelboek) | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Christianity Scriptures CriticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Together in the land.DDC classification: 222/.206 Other classification: 11.41 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; Part I: THE NARRATIVE OF CONQUEST; Chapter 1 'TAKE POSSESSION OF THE LAND WHICH THE LORD GIVES YOU TO POSSESS' (1.1-5.15); Chapter 2 'THE CITY AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN IT SHALL BE DEVOTED TO DESTRUCTION' (6.1-8.29); Chapter 3 'YOU SHALL DO TO THE CITY AND ITS KING AS YOU DID TO JERICHO AND ITS KING' (8.30-12.24); Chapter 4 'THERE STILL REMAINS MUCH LAND TO BE OCCUPIED' (13.1-22.9); Chapter 5 'AND YOU SHALL PERISH QUICKLY FROM OFF THE GOOD LAND' (22.1-24.33); Part II: THE IMAGE OF THE NATIONS; Chapter 6 'ALL THE OCCUPANTS OF THE LAND'
Summary: The book of Joshua is well known for its tales of slaughter and destruction. This reading shows that ambiguity created by means of juxtaposing contrasting ideas is a feature of the compositional arrangement in Joshua. While there may be a dream land emptied of foreigners awaiting Israelite occupation, there is also a grudging acceptance of co-existence in the land with a certain class of foreigner represented by the exceptional outsiders such as Rahab and Gibeonites. Mitchell's conclusion is that such ways of dealing with reality were a feature of the disillusionment and hope of post-exilic Ju.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-203) and indexes.

Preface; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; Part I: THE NARRATIVE OF CONQUEST; Chapter 1 'TAKE POSSESSION OF THE LAND WHICH THE LORD GIVES YOU TO POSSESS' (1.1-5.15); Chapter 2 'THE CITY AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN IT SHALL BE DEVOTED TO DESTRUCTION' (6.1-8.29); Chapter 3 'YOU SHALL DO TO THE CITY AND ITS KING AS YOU DID TO JERICHO AND ITS KING' (8.30-12.24); Chapter 4 'THERE STILL REMAINS MUCH LAND TO BE OCCUPIED' (13.1-22.9); Chapter 5 'AND YOU SHALL PERISH QUICKLY FROM OFF THE GOOD LAND' (22.1-24.33); Part II: THE IMAGE OF THE NATIONS; Chapter 6 'ALL THE OCCUPANTS OF THE LAND'

The book of Joshua is well known for its tales of slaughter and destruction. This reading shows that ambiguity created by means of juxtaposing contrasting ideas is a feature of the compositional arrangement in Joshua. While there may be a dream land emptied of foreigners awaiting Israelite occupation, there is also a grudging acceptance of co-existence in the land with a certain class of foreigner represented by the exceptional outsiders such as Rahab and Gibeonites. Mitchell's conclusion is that such ways of dealing with reality were a feature of the disillusionment and hope of post-exilic Ju.

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