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Bibil Identifier bibil:249170
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Past as Threat and Hope: Reading Joshua with Numbers
Author Wray Beal, Lissa M.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 27, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 461-483 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the narrative of the Transjordanian altar in Josh 22, a perceived threat against Israel is presented and overcome. The chapter is literarily connected to Num 13–14 and 32. While historical-critical methods might attribute such connections to a Priestly source, this article works with the canonical text and a literary method to explore these intertextual connections. Extending the exploration throughout the book of Joshua, it demonstrates these literary resonances contribute to significant themes in Joshua. This article addresses two questions: how Num 13–14 and 32 shape the message of Josh 22 and the book's epilogue (chs. 22–24) and whether Num 13–14 and 32 function similarly in Joshua as they do in Numbers. It concludes that Num 13–14 and 32 profoundly shape the message of Josh 22 and Joshua's epilogue, showing Israel's future is open to hope of promises fulfilled, as well as the possibility of failure and sin.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Joshua
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Numbers
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Pericopes Numbers 13-14
Numbers 32
Joshua 22
Terms כֶּבֶשׂ כבשׂ
עֵבֶר עבר
אֲחֻזָּה אחזה
נַחַל נחל נחלה
מָרַד מרד
מָעַל מעל
מָה מה מ־
יְרֻשָּׁה ירשׁה
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