The book of Joshua has many textual problems—primarily differences between the Hebrew and Greek texts. Much of the inconsistency stems from the varied forms of storytelling in the book, including the war narratives, folktales, sermons, and city lists. In this commentary, now available in a new casebound edition, Richard D. Nelson addresses Joshua's textual issues while offering historical, literary, and theological insights.
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