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Overview

Take a guided tour of the events, places, and personalities that make Joshua, Judges, and Ruth three of the Bible’s most exciting books. Emphasizing the spiritual dimensions and practical lessons of these books, the authors in this collection illuminate the meaning of the biblical text while explaining how each book reveals Christ and contains accurate historical depictions. Consider the place of Christ in the historical books, their practical application, and the depth and richness their stories bring to the biblical narrative.

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Key Features

  • Emphasizes Christ in the Old Testament
  • Draws out practical lessons for Christian living
  • Illuminates the rich theological themes of the historical books

Product Details

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The New-Century Bible: Deuteronomy and Joshua

  • Author: H. Wheeler Robinson
  • Series: New Century Bible
  • Publisher: Henry Frowde
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 385

Utilizing the Revised Version, this commentary provides a full portrait of Deuteronomy and Joshua. Examining issues in translation, history, and theology this commentary is an ideal resource for studying the Bible. The commentary provides the full text of each biblical book, and in-depth analysis of the book drawing on the original languages.

H. Wheeler Robinson (1872–1945) was the most noted Old Testament scholar in Britain of his day. He attended several prestigious schools, including Regent’s Park Baptist College, London; Mansfield College, Oxford; Edinburgh University; and the Universities of Marburg and Strasbourg. He received his DD from the University of Edinburgh in 1926, and was president of the Society for Old Testament Study in 1929. He was principal at Regent’s Park Baptist College, which moved to Oxford under his leadership. In 1934, he was appointed as an examiner, and then a reader of biblical criticism by the Oxford faculty of theology. Among his many works are The Veil of God, The Cross in the Old Testament, and The Christian Experience of the Holy Spirit.

Notes on Joshua

  • Author: James Davies
  • Publisher: George Philip & Son
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 55

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This brief handbook guides readers through the basic issues found in the book of Joshua. Designed to maximize the benefit of Bible reading, this companion will help explain historical and chronological issues in the text while helping readers understand the challenges introduced by English translation.

James Davies (1826–1916) was professor at the University of London. He is the author of a number of manuals on select books of the Bible. He is the author of St. Matthew’s Gospel and Notes on Judges.

An American Commentary on the Old Testament: Commentary on Joshua

  • Author: George F. Genung
  • Series: An American Commentary on the Old Testament
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1931
  • Pages: 190

Engage the stories of Joshua with a commentary that explains the Hebrew text, addresses modern scholarship, and reinforces traditional interpretations of the Bible’s sixth book. George Genung draws on the nuances of the Hebrew text to put forth a strong case for reading the book as a historical document with rich theological implications.

George F. Genung was dean of Richmond Theological Seminary.

The Books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I and II Samuel, I and II Kings: The Common Version with Introduction and Occasional Notes

  • Author: Thomas J. Conant
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 358

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Study seven of the Bible’s most exciting books by examining their historical background and theological implications. The full text of each book is included, and the major issues raised by the biblical text are thoroughly addressed.

Thomas Jefferson Conant (1802–1891) was a renowned biblical scholar and professor of several universities. After graduating from Middlebury College, he served as a tutor at Columbia University and took his first teaching position as professor of Greek, Latin, and German at Waterville College (now Colby College). His subsequent professorships included appointments as professor of biblical literature and criticism at Hamilton Theological Institute and professor of Hebrew and biblical exegesis at Rochester Theological Seminary. He also worked on a revision of the New Testament for the American Bible Union and contributed to Lange’s Commentary on the Holy Scriptures.

Joshua: An Annotated Hebrew Text

  • Author: S. Friedberg
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 245

Get a complete, annotated text of the book of Joshua. An outstanding resource for Hebrew scholars and enthusiasts, this text of Joshua will enable you to examine Joshua from a philological perspective, tracing recurrent phrases and words throughout the Old Testament.

S. Friedberg taught at the Liverpool Hebrews’ Educational Institution.

Joshua

  • Author: Albert B. Simpson
  • Publisher: Christian Publication
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 338

Glean life lessons and gain spiritual insights from Joshua with one of the twentieth century’s most influential Pentecostal leaders–Albert B. Simpson. Learn how the events of Joshua apply to our life today and how God uses challenges and obstacles to build character and faithfulness.

Albert B. “A.B.” Simpson (1843–1919) founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He began his career as a Presbyterian minister and became a noted preacher and author. In 1881, he became an independent preacher, and helped early Pentecostalism gain influence in Canada and the United States.

Judges, Ruth, and Samuel

  • Author: Albert B. Simpson
  • Publisher: Christian Publication
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 243

Glean life lessons and gain spiritual insights from Judges, Ruth, and Samuel with one of the twentieth century’s most influential Pentecostal leaders–Albert B. Simpson. Learn how the events of Joshua apply to our life today and how God uses challenges and obstacles to build character and faithfulness.

Albert B. “A.B.” Simpson (1843–1919) founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He began his career as a Presbyterian minister and became a noted preacher and author. In 1881, he became an independent preacher, and helped early Pentecostalism gain influence in Canada and the United States.

Joshua–Judges V

  • Author: Joseph Parker
  • Series: The People’s Bible
  • Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 360

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Featuring notes, prayers, and detailed treatments of each biblical story, this commentary is ideally suited for lay Bible study. Informative and comprehensive without being technical, Joseph Parker’s commentary provides a well-rounded study of these exciting biblical books.

Joseph Parker (1830–1902) studied at University College and Cavendish College. He was a pastor in Banbury from 1853 to 1858 and then at Cavendish Street Chapel in Manchester until 1869, when he became the pastor of Poultry Chapel in London. He served as chairman of the London Congregational Board and the Congregational Union of England and Wales. He is the author of A Homiletic Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew, The Epistle to the Ephesians, and Apostolic Life as Revealed in the Acts of the Apostles.

Judges VI–I Samuel XVIII

  • Author: Joseph Parker
  • Series: The People’s Bible
  • Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Pages: 358

Featuring notes, prayers, and detailed treatments of each biblical story, this commentary is ideally suited for lay Bible study. Informative and comprehensive without being technical, Joseph Parker’s commentary provides a well-rounded study of these exciting biblical books.

Joseph Parker (1830–1902) studied at University College and Cavendish College. He was a pastor in Banbury from 1853 to 1858 and then at Cavendish Street Chapel in Manchester until 1869, when he became the pastor of Poultry Chapel in London. He served as chairman of the London Congregational Board and the Congregational Union of England and Wales. He is the author of A Homiletic Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew, The Epistle to the Ephesians, and Apostolic Life as Revealed in the Acts of the Apostles.

Israel’s Iron Age, or, Sketches from the Period of the Judges

  • Author: Marcus Dods
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 242

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Locate Israel’s history against the broader world context with this study focusing on the nation’s material history. Examine archaeological discoveries, including the types of tools and materials used in ancient Israel’s daily life.

Marcus Dods (1834–1909) was born in Belford, Northumberland. Dods went on to study divinity and theology at Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University, where he graduated in 1854. He is a highly respected scholar, publishing over a dozen books of theology recognized for their expansive critical research.

Gideon, the Mighty Man of Valor: Meditations on Judges 6–8

  • Author: Peter J. Pell
  • Publisher: Gospel Folio Press
  • Pages: 107

Look at the spiritual implications and lessons from Gideon’s life. Gleaning insights from the biblical narrative, Peter Pell helps readers understand how Gideon’s trials—and faithfulness—can help modern Christians follow Christ.

Peter J. Pell was a preacher and publisher, and one of the founders of the Gospel Folio Press.

How to Overcome: Being Talks on Judges

  • Author: J.T. Mawson
  • Publisher: Bible Truth Depot
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 219

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Learn about Israel’s enemies in Judges as “types” of the enemies that modern Christians face. From the lessons learned through studying how the ancient Israelites dealt with their obstacles, we can learn how to overcome the temptations we face. Helpful, instructive, and inspiring, this book is rich teaching that will refresh and encourage.

J.T. Mawson (1871–1943) was a gifted evangelist, preacher, teacher, and writer.

An American Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Judges

  • Author: Daniel Morse Welton
  • Series: An American Commentary on the Old Testament
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 190

Engage the stories of Judges with a commentary that explains the Hebrew text, addresses modern scholarship, and reinforces traditional interpretations of the Bible’s seventh book. Daniel Welton draws on the nuances of the Hebrew text to put forth a strong case for reading the book as a historical document with rich theological implications.

Daniel Morse Welton (1831–1904) was a professor of New Testament at McMaster University, and a Baptist apologist

Judges and Ruth: An Exposition

  • Author: Frederick Charles Jennings
  • Publisher: Gospel Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 299

This accessible commentary on Judges and Ruth covers introductory issues such as authorship and background while also illuminating the lessons and wisdom contained in each book. Arranged like sermons, this commentary provides students of the Bible with a useful tool for study and edification.

Frederick Charles Jennings (1847–1948) is the author of Old Groans and New Songs, The World Conflict in Light of the Prophetic Word, and Studies in Isaiah.

Lectures on the Whole Book of Ruth

  • Author: George Lawson
  • Publisher: J. Ritchie
  • Publication Date: 1805
  • Pages: 418

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Use the book of Ruth profitably in your ministry and Bible study by identifying how it reveals and explains the gospel. Through Ruth’s story a powerful presentation of the gospel occurs, argues J. Ritchie, and in these lectures he enables readers to see that message and use it to advance God’s kingdom.

George Lawson (1749–1820) was the minister of the Scottish Secession Church for 49 years.

An Outline of the Book of Ruth

  • Author: Charles A. Coates
  • Publisher: Stow Hill Bible and Tract Depot
  • Pages: 40

Examine the book of Ruth from the perspective of Dispensationalist biblical scholarship. Charles Coates examines the themes and theological importance of the book, noting Israel’s place in the book and its importance as a nation in the ongoing biblical story of redemption. Accessible—and spiritually enlightening—this commentary is an outstanding resource for personal Bible study.

Charles A. Coates (1862–1945) was a prominent English Bible commentator and preacher.

Ruth’s Recompense: A Commentary on the Book of Ruth

  • Author: Richard Bernard
  • Publisher: James Nichol
  • Publication Date: 1865
  • Pages: 125

Derived from sermons, this commentary examines the book of Ruth with the aim of garnering lessons for living the Christian life. Written from a Puritan perspective, this commentary presents the Old Testament in light of the gospel and for the purpose of creating disciples.

Richard Bernard (1568–1641) was an English Puritan minister and author. He is the author of The Faithful Shepherd, David’s Music, and Look beyond Luther.

Practical Reflections on the Book of Ruth

  • Author: M.C. Horine
  • Publisher: Lutheran Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 122

The book of Ruth presents stories that provide ethical challenges at every turn. In this commentary, consider the real-life implications of each story and how Boaz faithfully fulfilled Israel’s law and redeemed Ruth.

M.C. Horine was pastor at St. James Lutheran Church in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Commentary on Ruth

  • Author: J.B. Gough Pidge
  • Series: An American Commentary on the Old Testament
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 25

Engage the stories of Ruth with a commentary that explains the Hebrew text, addresses modern scholarship, and reinforces traditional interpretations of a compelling Old Testament story. J.B. Gough Pidge draws on the nuances of the Hebrew text to illuminate the nuances of the story and its rich theological meaning.

J.B. Gough Pidge (1817–1886) was educated at Newton Theological Institution before being ordained in 1869. Pidge became the pastor of Fourth Baptist Church in Philadelphia. He later graduated from Bucknell University with a doctorate of divinity.