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Joshua : Berit Olam
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Hawk shows that the themes surrounding Joshua express fundamental markers of national identity: religious practice (obedience to the commandments of Moses), ethnic separation (extermination of the peoples of Canaan), and possession of land ("the land that YHWH gives"). Through the medium of narrative, Joshua tests each of these markers and demonstrates that none clearly characterize the people of God. Instead, Joshua presents Israel as a nation fundamentally constituted by choosing: YHWH's choosing of Israel and Israel's choosing of YHWH.
In the present day in which ideologies of religion, race, and territorial possession have given rise to countless expressions of violence, Hawk expresses the particular value of reading Joshua. The Joshua story holds a mirror up to all who regard themselves as the people of God. The reflection is both repelling and inspiring but until we confront it, what it truly means to be the chosen people of God will remain elusive.
Joshua : Berit Olam by L.Daniel Hawk was published by Liturgical Press in January 2000. The ISBN for Joshua : Berit Olam is 9780814650424.
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|Page last updated||16th August 2017|
|Author / Artist||L.Daniel Hawk|
|Publisher||Liturgical Press (January 2000)|
|Number of Pages||336|