Kenneth A. Mathews wrote the Joshua volume in the Teach the Text commentary series.
Joshua covers a critical period in the history of Israel, as God brings them out of the desert wanderings into the land he promised them, through a series of spectacular military maneuvers.
Yet readers today may struggle with commands from God that offend modern sensibilities.
And what does the conquest and division of the promised land have to do with the Christian life?
About the author: Kenneth A. Mathews (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Paleo-Hebrew Leviticus Scroll and Leviticus: Holy God, Holy People. He also translated Leviticus for the New Living Translation of the Bible.
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Teach the Text Commentaries are biblical studies resources that explain books of the bible to help pastors, Sunday school teachers, and small group leaders.
Authors in the Teach the Text series explain Scripture passage-by-passage, yet comment on words, phrases, and verses that are important to the overall meaning of the biblical text.
The publisher further notes, “By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture.”
From the publisher: To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses.
The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively.
By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture.
The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach.
“The clear, comprehensive, and cogent exposition found in these pages evidences the wisdom and thoroughness of a mature scholar who has invested many years researching and teaching this biblical book. It is a genuine joy to recommend this outstanding work.”
— David S. Dockery, president of Trinity International University
“Mathews expertly and thoroughly engages the text in its original context, while maintaining a sensitivity to the pastoral and practical trajectories of each passage. This volume represents a welcome addition to the library of any pastor or professor or layperson.”
— Bryan Cribb, chair of undergraduate Christian studies at Anderson University
“Mathews brilliantly combines scholarly exegesis with preaching insights in a concise and helpful tool. This book would be an invaluable resource for any pastor who desires to rightly handle the Word of truth!”
— Jon Akin, pastor of Fairview Church in Lebanon, TN; author of Preaching Christ from Proverbs
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