The Mythic Model

It begins with Joshua son of Nun being described according to the criteria of the Deuteronomist: meditating on the law of Moses day and night and refusing to turn either to the right or to the left.

He leads an unusually obedient nation of Israel in a brutal Holy War against the indigenous peoples of a land they believe God has set aside for them, culminating in Joshua distributing the land and renewing a covenant like an idealized king – the mythic model for the scions of the House of David.

  1. What do you remember about the story of Joshua?
  2. After hearing this summary, what do you think of Joshua?

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Written & spoken by Aric Clark
Music by Dexter Britain
Footage by VideoBlocks
Edited by Jim Kast-Keat

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