Concordia Theological Monthly

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book of kings, joshua, deuteronomy, deuteronomic historian, worship, judah, exile, israel, jerusalem, theology, judges, pentateuch

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In this study we propose to determine the main outlines of the message which the author(s) of the books of Joshua through Kings intended to speak to the contemporary Israelite people. Following a few introductory comments, the major structural elements utilized by the sacred historian (s) to construct this monumental work will be described. These elements will then be studied for the keys they contain to understanding the message of these books.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Kings 25:27-30; Joshua 15:63; Joshua 10:13; 1 Kings 11:41; 1 Kings 14:19; 2 Kings 20:20; 2 Samuel 1:18; Judges 2:11; Judges 3:6; Judges 3:7-11; 1 Kings 16:23-28; 1 Kings 16:15-22; 1 Kings 15:9-15, 23-24;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars