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Book of Joshua
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Joshua, Book of
Joshua, Book of Sixth book of the Old Testament and the first book of the Former Prophets. The book is named after its main character, Joshua, who leads a united Israel in conquering (Josh 1–12) and allotting (Josh 13–21) the land of Canaan.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joshua, Book of
JOSHUA, BOOK OF. The sixth book of the Hebrew Bible and first book of the Former Prophets in the OT canon. It describes the Israelite invasion of Canaan, followed by division of the land into territories assigned by sacred lot to the tribes of Israel. It is titled after the central figure in the book,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joshua, Book of
Joshua, Book of. First of the historical books in the English Bible and the first of the Former Prophets (including Jgs, 1, 2 Sm, and 1, 2 Kgs) in the Hebrew Bible. It begins with the Lord’s commission of Joshua (1:1–9) and concludes with the burial of Joshua, Eleazar, and the bones of Joseph (24:29–33).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Joshua, Book of
Joshua, Book ofThe first book of the biblical section designated in the Jewish canon “the Former Prophets,” which also includes Judges, Samuel, and Kings. In Hebrew the book bears the superscription yehôšu (a)ʿ, after its central figure; in the LXX Iēsous (in some MSS with the addition of “son
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Joshua, Book of
JOSHUA, BOOK OF First of the historical books in the English Bible and the first of the Former Prophets (including Judges, the books of Samuel, and the books of Kings) in the Hebrew Bible. It begins with the Lord’s commission of Joshua (Jos 1:1–9) and concludes with the burial of Joshua, Eleazar, and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Joshua, Book Of
Joshua, book of, the sixth book of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible) and of the Christian ot; it is the first book of what is sometimes called the Former Prophets, a subcollection in the Prophets, or Nevi’im, section of the Tanakh. The books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings constitute the Deuteronomistic
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Joshua, Book of (Writing)
JOSHUA, BOOK OF. The sixth book of the OT, and the first of the historical books, named after its principal character, Joshua. Under God he led the nation of Israel across the Jordan, in their conquest of Canaan, in occupying their tribal territories, and in renewing their covenant allegiance to the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Joshua, Book of (Writing)
JOSHUA, BOOK OF. The book of Joshua records the invasion of Canaan by Israel and its partition among the tribes. It tells in detail how they crossed the Jordan and secured a bridgehead, describes more briefly two campaigns which broke the power of the Canaanites and summarizes Israel’s further military
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joshua, Book of (Writing)
Joshua, Book ofThe sixth book of the Bible, the first of the Former Prophets, the second of the Deuteronomistic history. The MT is pedantic and redundant, and the LXX, equally learned but slightly shorter and sometimes differently arranged, lacks some of its wordiness and editorial expansions.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Joshua, Book of (Writing)
Joshua, Book of. †The first book of the Former Prophets and the sixth of the Old Testament canon, named after its principal figure, Joshua the son of Nun.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Joshua, Book Of
JOSHUA, BOOK OF The sixth book of the Old Testament and the first of the Historical Books. Joshua records the fulfillment of God’s covenant oath to grant the land of Canaan to the descendants of Abraham (Gen 15:18–21; 17:8). In the Hebrew canon, Joshua is the first of the former prophets (Josh–2 Kings,
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Joshua, Book of
Joshua, Book of. The first of the ‘historical books’ in the OT and, acc. to the Hebrew division, the first of the ‘Former Prophets’. It traces the history of the Israelites from the death of *Moses to the death of his successor, Joshua, and gives an account of the entry into and conquest of Palestine,
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