JOSHUA, JUDGES & RUTH (New International Biblical Commentary) by J. Gordon Harris et al +

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The authors of this commentary take a canonical-historical approach to the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, three books that are diverse, yet share the common historical context of the tribal settlement of Canaan. They examine Joshua, Judges, and Ruth as narratives with dynamic theological messages about the dynamic relationship between God’s people and the powerful God who gives land and provides deliverers for the people.

"The three commentaries in this volume will be of great help to laypeople, busy students, and pastors looking for simple, clear expositions of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. They offer many valuable insights into individual passages as well as the overall messages of these books. The authors are informed biblical scholars who do not clutter their work with technical discussions only distantly related to the text's meaning. Their goal—of clarifying the original meaning of these important (yet often-neglected) books for today's readers-is admirably accomplished." —David M Howard Jr., professor of Old Testament, Bethel Theological Seminary

"This is a well written and carefully edited commentary, with only 383 pages of text, excluding suggestions for further reading, an index of biblical citations, and a general index. The attention to detail, archaeology, social setting, and the theological pay-off to these biblical books make this commentary a valuable tool for preachers and teachers and can, hopefully, encourage a closer look at some neglected texts. The NIV Commentary on Joshua, Judges, and Ruth can be appreciated and apprehended by religion specialists and novices alike. This ia a valuable resource of pastors, teachers, small groups, and students of the Bible of any proficiency. -- Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

Author Bio

J. Gordon Harris is professor of Old Testament and director of Doctoral Studies at North American Baptist Seminary. He is also a chaplain in the Army Reserves and National Guard.

Cheryl A. Brown is an ordained American Baptist minister and is currently involved in theological education in Eastern Europe and the Middle East with the European Baptist Federation.
Michael S. Moore is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Arizona and is a preaching minister at the Tatum Boulevard Church of Christ in Phoenix.

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