Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2002 M01 1 - 312 pages

Who is God? How does God act in our lives? How are we to act as God's faithful people? Joshua, Judges, and Ruth represent a chorus of voices reflecting on Israel's earliest days in its land. In Joshua, God empowers an obedient Israel to conquer the promised land. In Judges, Israel's faithlessness and God's wrath lead to a downward spiral of sin, subjugation, and social disintegration. Ruth narrates a story of divine blessing worked out through human loyalty.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

 

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Contents

Setting the Stage
9
The Outsiders Faith
20
Crossing the Jordan
28
Rites of Passage
36
And the Walls Came Tumblin Down
44
A Cautionary Tale
54
Joshuas Altar
64
The Promise Fulfilled
74
Deborah and Barak
152
Gideon
167
Another Cautionary Tale
184
The Minor Judges
192
Samson
208
Thieves Thugs and Idol Worshipers
226
The Body Severed
238
RUTH
261

The Northern Campaign 11
83
Unfinished Business 13
89
For the Sake of Justice
100
Tension and Unity
106
Joshuas Farewell
112
JUDGES
127
Othniel Ehud and Eglon
140
A Provisional Resolution
275
1823
281
615
288
Negotiations and Blessings
294
13
302
Works Cited
309
Copyright

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Le livre de Ruth
André Lacocque
Limited preview - 2004

About the author (2002)

Carolyn Pressler is Harry C. Piper Professor of Biblical Interpretation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, Minnesota. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.

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