Joshua 7:1-12:24 Appetite for Destruction
“ He has written a great sermon to rally Israel to the new possibility of salvation, through obedience to the ancient cove...
A Brief History of (Supposed) Biblical Time
Book of Joshua - History or What? - Importance of Dtr - Importance of Narrator
Josiah and the Dtr - Reflection on of Dtr - Re-Conquering of Israel -Connections to Joshua
 
Postcolonial Critical Objections to Historical Model
Joshua and the Dtr
Major Themes <ul><li>Narrator’s Omnipotence and Disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Parallels and Narrative Structures </li></ul>...
Setting the Scene
Ai, Achan, and Parallels
Narrative Components <ul><li>Narrator’s Omnipotence </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Guilt </li></ul><ul><li>Process of Judgeme...
Ch. 7: Elimination of Achan
8:1-29,  Ai Destroyed
8:30-8:35, Mt. Ebal Interlude
9:1-27, The Gibeonites
Main Themes <ul><li>Narrative History </li></ul><ul><li>Etiology </li></ul><ul><li>Fractured Canaanite Society </li></ul><...
Chapter 10: The South
Parallels in Structure <ul><li>War Oracle from YHWH (10:8, 11:6) </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua Attacks by Surprise (10:9, 11:7)...
Parallels in Themes <ul><li>Struggle Against Highlanders </li></ul><ul><li>Struggle Against Lowlanders </li></ul>
11:1-15, The North
11:16-12:24, Final Tally
Take Aways <ul><li>Holy War and Modern Sensibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Central Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Class Wars </li...
One More Thing...
History Written by the Victors
But what is history? And what is the Deuteronomistic History?
DH as Palimpsest?
“ Albrecht Alt and Martin Noth drew the conclusion that these accounts were originally local traditions from the end of th...
Romer asks... “ Should we speak of  a Deuteronomistic ‘movement,’  a Deuteronomistic ‘party,’ or  a Deuteronomistic ‘schoo...
“ The people of Josiah’s kingdom were unfamiliar with the modern understanding of the nation, and Josiah’s kingdom never d...
“ It is not the historian who stages events, weaving them together to form a plot, but History itself. History is the play...
Further Reading <ul><li>Decolonizing Josiah: Toward a Postcolonial Reading of the Deuteronomistic History  by Uriah Kim, S...
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  • Joshua 7-12

    1. 1. Joshua 7:1-12:24 Appetite for Destruction
    2. 2. “ He has written a great sermon to rally Israel to the new possibility of salvation, through obedience to the ancient covenant of YHWH, and hope in the new David, King Josiah.” - Frank M. Cross - Frank M. Cross - Frank M. Cross
    3. 3. A Brief History of (Supposed) Biblical Time
    4. 4. Book of Joshua - History or What? - Importance of Dtr - Importance of Narrator
    5. 5. Josiah and the Dtr - Reflection on of Dtr - Re-Conquering of Israel -Connections to Joshua
    6. 7. Postcolonial Critical Objections to Historical Model
    7. 8. Joshua and the Dtr
    8. 9. Major Themes <ul><li>Narrator’s Omnipotence and Disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Parallels and Narrative Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Etiologies </li></ul><ul><li>National and Class Distinctions </li></ul><ul><li>Josiah’s Shadow </li></ul>
    9. 10. Setting the Scene
    10. 11. Ai, Achan, and Parallels
    11. 12. Narrative Components <ul><li>Narrator’s Omnipotence </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Guilt </li></ul><ul><li>Process of Judgement and YHWH’s Power </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection of Josiah’s Reforms </li></ul>
    12. 13. Ch. 7: Elimination of Achan
    13. 14. 8:1-29, Ai Destroyed
    14. 15. 8:30-8:35, Mt. Ebal Interlude
    15. 16. 9:1-27, The Gibeonites
    16. 17. Main Themes <ul><li>Narrative History </li></ul><ul><li>Etiology </li></ul><ul><li>Fractured Canaanite Society </li></ul><ul><li>Tribes vs Kings </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomistic Idealizations </li></ul>
    17. 18. Chapter 10: The South
    18. 19. Parallels in Structure <ul><li>War Oracle from YHWH (10:8, 11:6) </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua Attacks by Surprise (10:9, 11:7) </li></ul><ul><li>YHWH On Israel’s Side (10:10-14, 11:8) </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua Kills Kings, Destroys Towns (10:16-39, 11:10-15) </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Destruction (10:40-43, 11:16-20) </li></ul>
    19. 20. Parallels in Themes <ul><li>Struggle Against Highlanders </li></ul><ul><li>Struggle Against Lowlanders </li></ul>
    20. 21. 11:1-15, The North
    21. 22. 11:16-12:24, Final Tally
    22. 23. Take Aways <ul><li>Holy War and Modern Sensibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Central Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Class Wars </li></ul><ul><li>History and Narrative </li></ul>
    23. 24. One More Thing...
    24. 25. History Written by the Victors
    25. 26. But what is history? And what is the Deuteronomistic History?
    26. 27. DH as Palimpsest?
    27. 28. “ Albrecht Alt and Martin Noth drew the conclusion that these accounts were originally local traditions from the end of the second millennium BCE; their purpose was to explain the settlement of the tribe of Benjamin. Later, a Judean editor would have collected and revised these etiologies, applying to them a pan-Israelite perspective.” - Thomas Romer
    28. 29. Romer asks... “ Should we speak of a Deuteronomistic ‘movement,’ a Deuteronomistic ‘party,’ or a Deuteronomistic ‘school,’ or are there other terms to be preferred?”
    29. 30. “ The people of Josiah’s kingdom were unfamiliar with the modern understanding of the nation, and Josiah’s kingdom never developed into one... Is it possible to understand space without applying the discourse of nationalism that equates identity and authority of the land with the centralized power? Is it possible to imagine Josiah in an alternative space from the one constructed by the West?” -Uriah Kim
    30. 31. “ It is not the historian who stages events, weaving them together to form a plot, but History itself. History is the playwright, coordinating facts into a coherent sequence: the historian narrating what happened is merely a copyist or amanuensis. He is a spectator like anyone else and, whatever he may think of the performance, he does not question the stage conventions.” - Paul Carter, The Road to Botany Bay
    31. 32. Further Reading <ul><li>Decolonizing Josiah: Toward a Postcolonial Reading of the Deuteronomistic History by Uriah Kim, Sheffield Phoenix, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>The So-Called Deuteronomistic History by Thomas Romer, T&T Clark Intl, 2005 </li></ul>

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