By Eun-Woo Lee
This publication provides a attempt case for diachronic and synchronic
approaches in Joshua 3-4.
Lee introduces the synchronic readings of Polzin, Hawk and
Winther-Nielsen, in addition to their makes an attempt to discover the issues in applying
their easy methods to this complex textual content. He then investigates the differences
between the MT and the LXX of Joshua 3-4 via textual content serious research and
reconstructs the Hebrew Vorlage of LXX - Joshua 3-4 contemplating divergences
between significant Greek variants; and examines the restrictions of Polzin's
synchronic learn in examining basically from the ultimate textual content of the MT. For the purpose
of examining the literary historical past of Joshua 3-4 in a diachronic means, Lee
considers what place this article holds within the atmosphere of the broader context of
the ark narratives and water-crossing tales within the outdated testomony, e.g. the
crossing of the crimson Sea in Exodus 13.17-14.31 and with Elijah and Elisha
crossing the river in 2 kings 2. He examines the hot tendencies in literary
criticism and makes an attempt to track the main possible literary heritage of Joshua
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For this, see Chapters 3 and 6. 1 20 Crossing the Jordan phraseological analyses) offer important instances where the various surface planes of the story concur (p. 107). According to him, in this narrative there is no theme of God’s justice and mercy. The issues are limited to the hermeneutic problems involved in the ful¿llment of God’s word (p. 110). Here, ¿nally, he tries to explain the dif¿culty of the twelve stones set up in the middle of the Jordan in 4:9. ” Thus, the stones Joshua set up in the Jordan without God’s command are “a testament to the necessity of change and mobility in the understanding, interpretation, and application of God’s word” (p.
98). The story of the Gibeonites is similar to that of Rahab, in which the word aU[ is ¿rst mentioned (p. 86). Mitchell notices that although attention has been paid to destroying the enemy, there is a discernible shift of focus in chs. 11–12 to the occupation of the land itself, and the language of ch. 1 returns (p. 98). In this part, the main theme is taking the land in the sense of it becoming Israel’s inheritance (p. 94). Then, Mitchell pays attention to two somewhat contradictory statements in chs.
Furthermore, he argues that the juxtaposition of these ideas is a feature of the compositional arrangement in Joshua (p. 188). Moreover, aU[ can also be understood in the light of the ambiguity. The ambiguities in the Rahab and Gibeonite stories become a feature of the conquest in general when the stories are considered in the context of the overall narrative (p. 189). The Rahab and Gibeonite stories clearly present both the command to destroy the nations, as well as the fact of their partial survival (p.