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Bibil Identifier bibil:212675
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Die boek Josua gelees teen ’n na-eksiliese agtergrond
Author Lindeque, G.C.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language Afrikaans
Pages 1761-1794 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues that the book of Joshua portrays the idealistic views held by the post-exilic community on the history of Israel. The book displays remarkable similarities with Third Isaiah and with narratives from the post-exilic period. By reading the book of Joshua against a post-exilic background, it obtains theological significance, not as a historical account of the occupation of the land, but as a call for the acceptance of foreigners into the community of the people of YHWH, as well as for the decentralization of religious power. The book owes its final form to a marginalized group, who were in conflict with the religious leaders in Jerusalem. The book of Joshua functioned as a contra-narrative against the exclusive claims made by the returning exiles.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Joshua
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Exile
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Isaiah : Third Isaiah
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