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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Introduction by udo W. Middelmann 7 1 Joshua's Preparation 15 2 The Three
Changeless Factors 35 3 The Continuity of the Covenant 55 4 Rahab 79 5 Two
Kinds of Memorials 91 6 Jericho, Achan, and Ai 109 7 Mount Ebal and Mount ...
The continuity of nature's laws across the globe and in all history is matched by
the continuity of God's laws for human beings everywhere. The text links, going
backwards in time, the five books of Moses, or Pentateuch, to the truth of God's ...
It would be hard to miss the continuity of this in Christ's words in Matthew 28:18
and in Acts 1:8. The consequences become evident in people's lives. We never
stand alone, but are grafted into the continuity of confident believers, whether as
The continuity in Joshua, however, is more than merely historic. It is also a
continuity of ideas and their influences over choices. Joshua describes for us the
historic flow from revealed ideas, laws, and God's promises to their realization in
Similar continuity is shown between what God's people believed and what
Rahab, a harlot in Jericho, understood and believed when she watched the
agreement between revelation from Jehovah and the history of God's people
since their ...
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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
THE THREE CHANGELESS FACTORS
THE CONTINUITY OF THE COVENANT
TWO KINDS OF MEMORIALS
JERICHO ACHAN AND AI
MOUNT EBAL AND MOUNT GERIZIM
EAST AND WEST OF JORDAN
THE CITIES OF REFUGE
JOSHUAS FAREWELL CHOOSE