Free E–pub (Joshua The Niv Application Commentary) Author Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Þ 0 review
Read Joshua The Niv Application Commentary Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Þ 0 review Joshua The Niv Application Commentary Summary Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's contextThe book of Joshua recounts major transitions in the lives of God's chosen people and speaks of subjects that are difficult to comprehend such as war and ethnic cleansing Robert Hubbard navigates through these chapters probing beneath the surface of the biblical text to apply the timeless themes of the book of Joshua to our lives in the twenty first centuryTo bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today. My thanks go out to Andrew Rogers at Zondervan for furnishing me with a review copy of this bookThe typical Bible student has choices galore when it comes to commentaries on the Bible big ones skinny ones multi volume sets and single volume tomes commentaries by men now dead for hundreds of years and those by budding scholars Some commentaries are geared to specific audiences laymen preachers pastors scholars teachers How is one to know which commentaries are best Don t worry There are whole books devoted to helping you choose the right commentaryI think a good commentary should discuss the particulars of the Bible text at hand It will answer the tough uestions and will bring relevant historical information to bear It will unfold the setting of the biblical book and in a sense transport you there The best commentaries don t leave you there however They bring you back to our world euipped with truth from the text They aim to apply the Biblical text to the uestions of today This is where the NIV Application Commentaries excel in my estimationJoshua isn t my first sampling of the NIV Application Commentary I have the 2nd Corinthians volume on my shelf my collection of commentaries is a motley crew of mismatched rummage sale finds and a few gifts or purchases sprinkled in But this is the first volume I ve examined at lengthRobert Hubbard follows the NIV Application Commentary pattern well as he examines Joshua The book of Joshua is broken down into fifteen or so passages Each passage is then approached from three different angles in sections that are standard throughout the book and the commentary series The original meaning section gives a detailed analysis of the passage much like you would find in a typical critical commentary Word meaning syntactical relationships parallels with other literature and other parts of the Bible are explored etc The bridging contexts section focuses on themes that bridge the context of the original passage to today s concerns It is in a sense a biblical theology section covering the biblical theological themes as found in the given passage The contemporary significance section focuses in on just a few topics and situates them often by means of illustrations in the contemporary context in such a way as to make the text s true significance and meaning come aliveLet me offer an example of how the three angles work in Joshua In chapter 12 the original meaning section focuses on the listing of the defeated kings Then bridging contexts hones in on Yahweh s sovereignty as a theme throughout Scripture Contemporary significance then applies all of this to Christian s today by focusing on Christ s kingship Hubbard includes a liturgical reading suitable for church use on the kingship of Christ that is very much in the spirit of the list of defeated kings in Joshua 12Before the book turns to the text of Joshua a fairly in depth introduction is provided There Hubbard sets the stage by bringing up key uestions modern readers have of Joshua why all the killing and providing an excellent historical background of the book and major interpretive uestions surrounding it when and how was Joshua written does archeology prove the truth of Joshua s accounts I must admit however the commentary would have been better with just a few less prefaces Before the introduction one is asked to wade through a series introduction and a general editor s preface to Joshua in particular and finally the author gets to provide his preface But this is just a minor uibbleThroughout Joshua Hubbard maintained a good balance of discussing scholarly issues and keeping the discussion open to lay readers He wasn t afraid to be tentative in some of his own positions as when discussing the uestion of archeological support for the destruction of Jericho or in discussing the timing of the ExodusHubbard did an excellent job of tracing themes within Joshua as in comparing the Gibeonite situation with the Ai debacle He also pointed out several connections with Joshua and the Pentateuch and other OT books for instance comparing Ezekiel s description of the renewed land with Joshua s depiction of the as yet unconuered land Most importantly he doesn t hesitate to bring out connections between Joshua and NT thought He gives an excellent comparison of Joshua s commission in chapter 1 and Christ s great commission to the church Still at times he doesn t find connections that could be made as in his discussion of the herem problem There he failed to mention obvious parallels with Saul and the command to wipe out the Amalekites and the Psalms that mention dashing the children of Israel s enemies against the stones These parallels call into uestion his conclusion on the herem debateIn discussing the book of Joshua astute readers will wonder what Hubbard s take on the land uestion would be I found his discussion of it to be in line with my covenantal perspective on the issue He highlights how 1123 declares officially that the land promise was fulfilled He also intriguingly explains how Joshua s depictions of the land intentionally embellished and expanded the picture to be huge and fabled He later uotes Hagner approvingly Abraham knew that what God ultimately had in store for his people transcended security and prosperity in a parcel of real estate on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean So Hubbard takes the view that the NT views the land typographically yet he still holds a future for Israel is to be found in Rom 11 and a future conversion to ChristI can t recommend this book enough My estimation of the NIV Application Commentary series was enhanced through my study of this particular installment I learned a lot about Joshua and appreciated how Hubbard navigates the careful reader through some fairly problematic issues all the while maintaining a deep evangelical commitment to a inerrantist gospel prizing approach to ScriptureRead Joshua The Niv Application Commentary
Read Joshua The Niv Application Commentary Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Þ 0 review Joshua The Niv Application Commentary Summary Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Original audience and explores personal cultural and societal applications of the passage to those situations The author also alerts the reader to problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involvedThis uniue award winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers teachers and serious students of the Bible giving them the tools ideas and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first writte. My favorite of the various Joshua commentaries I ve read The format divisions for commentary bridging contexts and contemporary application certainly helps It s heavily researched of course but also very readable
Read & Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
Read Joshua The Niv Application Commentary Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Þ 0 review Joshua The Niv Application Commentary Summary Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 's context each passage is treated in three sectionsOriginal Meaning Concise exegesis to help the reader understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical literary and cultural contextBridging Contexts A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today between the original context and the contemporary context built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the BibleContemporary Significance This section identifies situations that are comparable to those faced by the. The word on the street was that this commentary by Robert Hubbard in the NIVAC series was one of the best that the series had to offer and with it now in my hands I can understand why That is no small accomplishment when you consider that Joshua has never been thought of as the easiest book of the Bible from which to draw present day application That s not to criticize that wonderful book of Scripture but to admit that there are many issues in it that do not exactly line up with modern sensibilities This commentary is full of keen observations and thoughtful application I really can t agree with all its historical and textual conclusions but if you will look past those things what is left is of much valueThe introduction uite frankly is a little spotty He is pretty good at explaining the tension between the viewpoints of Joshua s day and our own His brief summary of the contents of the book was fair but not deep His explanation of Joshua himself brought out some fine points Again though he was fair to mention that there is an early date viewpoint out there I don t personally agree with his dating If you do you ll like the book even He can be uite speculative when he talks about the Deuteronomic influence in the book His thoughts on the theological themes in the book are much better and a chart demonstrating the echoes of Moses life in Joshua s life was outstanding After a brief outline he gives a select bibliography that s uite lengthy for one of these volumesIt s in the challenging passages of Joshua where this commentary comes alive It takes the NIVAC format of original meaning bridging contexts and contemporary significance and uses that template to advantage The depth of description in the original meaning section was impressive throughout No one can offer applications that will ring true for every reader in every passage but this one does a fine job for usI would check other volumes for historical matters but this one delivers explanation and application with the best of them Highly recommendedI received this book free from the publisher I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR Part 255