This quantity bargains a severe exam of contemporary theories in regards to the progress of biblical literature within the gentle of the oldest textual witnesses (the Qumran biblical scrolls and the Septuagint). at the foundation of a clean exam of a variety of passages within the ebook of Joshua, it really is proven that those witnesses don't replicate a degree within the literary formation of the booklet ahead of the standardised (Masoretic) textual content, yet a reinterpretation and reformulation of its contents. The learn offers a brand new literary-critical option to the complicated difficulties of Joshua eight and a close exegesis of the Greek model of Joshua 1 and five. Of distinctive curiosity for Qumran students is the recent reconstruction of 4QJoshua ."
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