The other story about the missing 40 minutes (to add to the 23 hours and 20 minutes in the Book of Joshua
to complete one day) is about Hezekiah, king of Judah for 29 years.
However, immediately after declaring the Book of Joshua
practically useless for any historian, the authors write with great confidence in the biblical record.
From encampment on the eastern banks of the Jordan River to dramatic victories, a critical setback, and eventual settlement, the book of Joshua
recounts key events in redemptive history, events that mark the fulfillment of God's gracious word, demonstrate Israel's weaknesses, and highlight the Lord's fidelity to every promise he had made.
The Clos de Gat winery is located near the Ayalon valley where the Book of Joshua
says that Joshua defeated the five kings.
(See his volume The Book of Joshua
as a Political Classic [Jerusalem: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 1989]).
Later Reese read for all the staff, in her deep and booming voice, from the Book of Joshua
: "Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage."
Feldman (Brite Divinity School, Texas) examines the exegesis of The Book of Joshua
in the Hebrew Bible in six Qumran scrolls, which have been little studied before.
They believe the ancient ruins belong to "Mozah," which is mentioned in the Book of Joshua
as a town in the tribal lands of Benjamin bordering on Judaea.
At face value, the early chapters of the book of Joshua
portray God as commanding the killing of every man, woman and child in Canaan.
He also, however, concedes that 'The Book of Joshua
is dangerous literature' that can easily be manipulated, and has been manipulated, to serve injustice and the oppression of the other' (256).
At one point in the book of Joshua
, for example, five kings hide in a cave until the Israelites find and kill them.
The Book of Joshua
, meanwhile, reports the divinely ordained conquest of the land of Canaan and God's command to perpetrate genocide against the inhabitants of many cities and regions.
Kudurru Stones as a Contextual Genre for the Book of Joshua
They also accept the book of Joshua
, but they reject the writings of the prophets and the oral law (Talmud).
Here, I will present the reader with my arguments based on quotes from one book of the Torah - the Book of Joshua
, which narrates the myth of the Jews' entry to 'the Promised Land'.