Recommended Commentaries: Joshua

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Jayson Bradley | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 7 2011 1:55 PM

Let's say you are beginning an in-depth study of Joshua—which commentaries do you go to first?

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 7 2011 2:42 PM

Dale Ralph Davis in the Focus Commentary series is a treat to read. Not technical, but good for preaching.

Richard Hess in Tyndale is brief but sticks to the text.

Marten Woudstra in NICOT is not much more full than Hess, but again sticks to the text and is good.

David Howard in NAC is another good choice.

I don't find Butler's volume in WBC to be of much value for preaching and teaching.

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Bridgeport, CT USA

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Ron | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 8 2011 7:02 AM

I like J.J. Davis - Conquest and Crisis, but unfortunately it is not available in Logos (hint, hint) Wink

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 8 2011 8:00 AM

Kknight78:

I like J.J. Davis - Conquest and Crisis, but unfortunately it is not available in Logos (hint, hint) Wink

Yes, Yes, Yes! I agree.

Why Logos does not have John J. Davis' commentaries is beyond me....he has a wonderful Genesis and Exodus commentary as well.

Yes

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 8 2011 8:21 AM

Jayson Bradley:

Let's say you are beginning an in-depth study of Joshua—which commentaries do you go to first?

For indepth I don't really have many choices, but here are a few:

1. College Press NIV on Joshua

2. Expositor's Bible Commentary

3. Barne's Notes

For sermon preparation I love:

1.  Joshua: The Conqueror of Canaan by John G. Butler (Part of the Biography Series, but serves as a good commentary and sermon material).

2.  Analytical Bible Expositor by John G. Butler

3.  Joshua: A Devotional Commentary by Colin N. Peckham

That's all!

DA

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Dm | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2011 9:26 PM

Joshua: A Devotional Commentary is important to me because the writer was my college principal and a significant influence in my life. His deep relationship with God and passion bleed from the book.

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 13 2011 5:57 AM

Jayson Bradley:
Let's say you are beginning an in-depth study of Joshua—which commentaries do you go to first?

#1 would be Richard Hess (Tyndale OT Commentary).

Bratcher (UBS Handbook) is always good for explaining words.

Trent Butler (WBC) is okay.

 

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