jsw_The Authenticity of Joshua - Bill Cooper

The Authenticity of the Book of Joshua

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Is the Book of Joshua nothing more than a book of myths? Was it written nigh
a thousand years after the events it pretends to treat of? Had the 15th-century
BC Canaanite kings truly never heard of Joshua, and do they not mention him
or his people, or even the fall of Jericho in their surviving correspondence?
According to the critics, the answer to the first two of these questions is yes. The
answer to the third is no. So what is the poor Bible reader to do? And how is the
Bible-believing Christian supposed to cope with such scholarly assurances?
We shall see.

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Is the Book of Joshua nothing more than a book of myths? Was it written nigh
a thousand years after the events it pretends to treat of? Had the 15th-century
BC Canaanite kings truly never heard of Joshua, and do they not mention him
or his people, or even the fall of Jericho in their surviving correspondence?
According to the critics, the answer to the first two of these questions is yes. The
answer to the third is no. So what is the poor Bible reader to do? And how is the
Bible-believing Christian supposed to cope with such scholarly assurances?
We shall see.
In this study – as in all the other studies in the Authenticity series – we shall not
merely allow the Book of Joshua to speak for itself, but shall listen very carefully
to the many witnesses of old who are happy to testify to its authenticity. And we
shall not just consider the macro-evidence of archaeology which the critics have
too readily – and all too hastily – dismissed. We shall make our special study all
those microscopic, unsuspected and sometimes hidden details which are there
to be found, details which no forger could ever hope to have got right, and of
which he could never have been aware.
It is not simply a question of whether the Book of Joshua is historically authentic
or not. There are many books that claim historical authenticity for the facts cited
in them. This is a much larger question, for it touches not only the integrity of
Joshua but also the integrity of God whose Word this is. If Joshua is full of lies,
which the critics have always claimed, then what would that say of its Author?
This present study, it is greatly hoped, will go some way at least to repudiating
and exposing the calumnies of modern Bible criticism.

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