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Selected Bibliography on Joshua

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*Boling, Robert. Joshua: A New Translation with Notes and Commentary. “Introduction” by G. Ernest Wright. The Anchor Bible. Vol. 6. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1982.
One of the very best commentaries on Joshua as well as one of the best in the Anchor series.

*Butler, Trent C. Joshua. Word Biblical Commentary. Vol. 7. Waco: Word Books, Publisher, 1983.
Denies early authorship, but is good on translation, textual notes, form, structure and setting.

Davis, John J. Conquest and Crisis: Studies in Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. Winona Lake, Indiana: BMH Books, 1969.
Primarily for the layperson, full of insight.

Gunn, David M. “Joshua and Judges.” In The Literary Guide to the Bible pp. 102-121. Edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987.

Hamlin, E. John Joshua: International Theological Commentary. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company., 1983.
Accepts an early date for the Joshua material, but overall attributes the book to an exilic “Deuteronomistic” composition. Not technical, informative especially with respect to theology.

Kaufmann, Yehezekel. The Biblical Account of the Conquest of Palestine. Jerusalem: 1958.
This is an excellent historical commentary on Joshua.

Keil, C. F. and Delitzsch, F. Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel: Two Volumes in One. Commentary on the Old Testament in Ten Volumes. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, reprint 1982.

Soggin, J. Alberto. JOshua: A Commentary. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1972.
See the book as a “Deuteronomistic” composition. Textual comments are helpful. Bibliography is extensive.

Wilson, Robert Dick. “Understanding ‘The Sun Stood Still,’“ pp. 61-. In Classical Evangelical Essays in Old Testament Interpretation. Edited by Kaiser. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, ?????.

**Woudstra, Marten H. The Book of Joshua. NICOT. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1981.
Probably the best conservative commentary on Joshua. Argues for conservative dating and authorship in view of the critics. Good outline and theological comments.

Periodicals and Unpublished Materials

Benjamin, Don C. A Story of Rahab as Host, Not Harlot (Joshua 2:1-24 and 6:22-25). Unpublished paper, 1993.

Derickson, Gary W. The Promise Fulfillment Theme and Miracles within the Book of Joshua. Paper submitted for course 327 Seminar in Old Testament Historical Literature. Dallas Theological Seminary, Spring 1989.

Johnson, Elliott E. Analysis of Joshua. Unpublished class notes in 372 Seminar in Old Testament Historical Literature. Dallas Theological Seminary, Spring 1989.

Waltke, Bruce. Palestinian Artifactual Evidence Supporting the Early Date of the Exodus, Bibliotheca Sacra. 129 (1972): 33-47.

Wenham, Gordon, The Deuteronomic Theology of the Book of Joshua. Journal of Biblical Literature 90 (June 1971): 140-48.

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