Baker Academic Spring 2023 Catalog


Joshua John Goldingay BAKER COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT: HISTORICAL BOOKS David G. Firth and Lissa M. Wray Beal, series editors Old Testament scholar John Goldingay draws on the best of biblical scholarship as well as the Christian tradition to offer a substantive and useful commentary on Joshua. The commentary is both critically engaged and sensitive to the theological contributions of the text. This volume, the first in a new series on the Historical Books, com - plements other Baker Commentary on the Old Testament series: Pentateuch, Wisdom and Psalms, and Prophets. The series editors are David G. Firth, Trinity College, Bristol; and Lissa M. Wray Beal, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. “Join John Goldingay for another winsome engagement with the biblical text, this time Joshua. Consider his creative insights into what is going on in this most difficult of books. Reflect on the questions he asks and his interaction with scholarship. In the end, you cannot help but benefit from this excellent commentary on Joshua.” —RICHARD S. HESS, Denver Seminary “Goldingay has a special gift for theological insight, and this volume showcases that flair, especially when it adeptly addresses some of the thorniest theological issues in the book of Joshua— namely, the conquest of the land, colonialism, and the displacement of native people groups. This wonderful commentary is highly accessible and will be especially useful for clergy and lay readers.” —MELISSA RAMOS, Portland Seminary at George Fox University “Goldingay provides a vibrant and down-to-earth engagement with the book of Joshua, challenging interpreters at every turn to reconsider their assumptions and think about the text afresh.” —MICHELLE KNIGHT, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “In this masterful commentary on the book of Joshua, Goldingay offers readers a fresh translation, fascinating textual insights, rich literary wisdom, and surprisingly relevant connections to current popular culture.” —DAVID T. LAMB, Missio Seminary; author of God Behaving Badly and The Emotions of God “Goldingay is an interpreter of remarkable breadth, insight, and clarity. This volume constitutes the new beginning point for those drawn to the study of Joshua.” —L. DANIEL HAWK, Ashland Theological Seminary “Another excellent commentary by John Goldingay, now on the book of Joshua. A thorough analysis of Joshua, skillfully unfolding the meaning of the text and uncovering its theological message.” —ELIE ASSIS, Bar-Ilan University

APRIL 2023 • 528 pp. • cloth • $54.99 • 9781540964618

John Goldingay (PhD, University of Nottingham) is senior professor of Old Testament and David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained priest in the Church of England and is the author of numerous books, including a three-volume Old Testament Theology as well as major commentaries on Genesis, the Psalms, Isaiah 40–66, Daniel, and Hosea–Micah. Goldingay lives in Oxford, England.


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