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Reconstruct the formative years of the people of Israel with Trent C. Butler. Address a range of issues emerging from Joshua, including the historicity and form of its narratives, its textual history, and its theological significance. Combine the tools of textual and literary analysis to provide a new perspective from which to appreciate the value of the book, and evaluate modern critical scholarship’s perspectives on its origins and development. Organized for easy reference, Word Biblical commentaries make an ideal Bible study companion whether you are studying a single passage or a complete biblical book.

Author Bio

Trent C. Butler served ten years on the faculty of the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Ruschilkon, Switzerland, and for twenty-two years as editor and editorial director for Holman Bible Publishers. He wrote the Word Biblical Commentary volume on Joshua, the Layman's Bible Book Commentary on Isaiah, the Holman Old Testament Commentaries on Isaiah and on Hosea through Micah, and the Holman New Testament Commentary on Luke. Dr. Butler has a Ph.D. in biblical studies and linguistics from Vanderbilt University, has done further study at Heidelberg and Zurich, and has participated in the excavation of Beersheba. Currently, he is a retired freelance editor.