A groundbreaking study of this important yet sometimes puzzling biblical book. Professor Auld considers the varied witnesses to its ancient text; the meaning of particular words or names; the connections between Joshua and other books of the Bible, especially Judges, Kings and Chronicles; and the history of the interpretation of Joshua from earliest to most recent times.
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Anyone who imagines that scholarship has finally unraveled the critical problems of the book of Joshua should be referred to these original and perceptive essays by Graeme Auld; challenging received opinion and setting a fresh agenda for the further study of this book.
—Ernest Nicholson, Oriel College, University of Cambridge
A. Graeme Auld is professor emeritus of Hebrew Bible at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland..