Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History
The book of Joshua brings to life real history during the crucial period of transition for the Israelites as they follow God's direction and settle in the promised land. Israel needed discipline in light of their newfound freedom. They faced the responsibility of living as a covenant people while adapting to change. Joshua describes the historic shift from the revelation of God's promises to their realization. God's care of his people becomes obvious, and their struggle with disobedience, selfishness, and fear is very human.
Francis Schaeffer's thoughts on the book of Joshua show readers the historic, spiritual, and intellectual nourishment available for the Christian life through the examples of Joshua and his fellow Israelites. In the book of Joshua, Schaeffer finds that God reveals his sorrow over human sin, as well as his gracious love for his people. This is as true for us as it was for those in Joshua's time. This study of the settling of Israel will inspire readers to see the hand of God present in all of history, including today.
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... 7 MOUNT EBAL AND MOUNT GERIZIM 8 THE GIBEONITES 9 CALEB'S FAITHFULNESS 10 EAST AND WEST OF JORDAN 11 THE CITIES OF REFUGE 12 JOSHUA'S FAREWELL:CHOOSE!
... for seven days against a major protected settlement in the Jordan valley, until the walls fall with the sound of trumpets, and the city is conquered.
They had known life under Egypt's ruling Pharaohs, but now they crossed the river Jordan to the other side and had to build their own civilization.
... I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
... which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
After losing this under the sofa cushion for a couple of months, I finally finished it. It was good to read along with Deuteronomy. They partner well. Joshua has become one of my favorite heroes. His ... Read full review
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Joshua was the transitional figure for Israel. He was the first leader after the giving of the Law (Moses being the giver of the Law). He was the person who led them into the Promised Land. It is ... Read full review