Joshua 13–21 and the Politics of Land Division

Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 66 (2):153-163 (2012)
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Joshua 13–21 makes the remarkable claim that the Lord conquered, possessed, and gave the land as a gift to Israel. Although these chapters likely originated in political concerns of Israelite kings, the theological cast of the material outstrips any political motivations that gave rise to the material. The enduring role of this section of Joshua is to shape a society devoted to and dependent on God



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