Resources on Preaching/Teaching Joshua

Following Andrew’s helpful post on study resources for Zechariah’s night visions, I thought I’d summarize different resources I’ve used while preaching/teaching through Joshua.  Going through this OT narrative has been an enjoyable endeavor, even though the tribal allotments in the last part of the book have been challenging.  To note ahead of time, most of… Continue reading Resources on Preaching/Teaching Joshua

Jesus is a Warrior

 Among my mix of commentaries (liberal to conservative to theological to rhetorical to grammatical) I always appreciate Dale Ralph Davis.  Going through Joshua 10 this week in sermon prep, I found this great quote by Davis.  The textual background is Joshua 10.10-11, where YHWH is the subject of quite a few killer verbs: threw [them] into a panic,… Continue reading Jesus is a Warrior

Jericho’s Walls?

 I've been enjoying Richard Hess' nice little commentary on Joshua in the Tyndale OT Commentary series.  It is scholarly, readable, to the point, and level-headed - all things that I appreciate in commentaries.  For one example, while studying Joshua 6 and the tumbling walls of Jericho, most scholars will rightly note that the archaeological proof of… Continue reading Jericho’s Walls?

Christ in the OT

This book, The Unfolding Mystery, is a great and easy to read survey of a few key OT stories, and how they point to Jesus.  The stories include Adam/Eve, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samson, Samuel, David, Solomon, and Elijah, along with a few more. Here's a section of Clowney's discussion of Joshua. "The role of… Continue reading Christ in the OT