Welcome back. In today’s episode Joshua delivers what appears to be a couple of farewell addresses, but perhaps they are examples of ancient near eastern covenants. We’ll look at that and break down some of the elements of Hittite and Assyrian covenants and see if what Joshua is doing fits into that pattern.
We’ll also find out if the monotheistic Israelites still have other gods they’re holding on to and what Joshua thinks about that.
At the end of Joshua we sadly have three funerals to attend. All that and more on today’s JoshuaJudgesRuth.
For homework, read ahead in Judges. And as always, be strong and courageous. Have I not commanded you?
October 30, 2016