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About the Author
David M. Howard, Jr.,B.S. Geneva College; M.A. Wheaton College; Ph.D. University of Michigan, is a professor at North Georgia Undergraduate a hub of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught Old Testament on the seminary level for 16 years and has been active in the Evangelical Theological Society (currently the book review editor for their journal), and the Society for Biblical Literature, as well as other professional organizations. Dr. Howard has served as a Bible translator and is the author of several books and numerous articles on the Old Testament. He is especially noted for his work on the historical books and the Book of Psalms.
Students and teachers alike will warmly welcome this commentary on the Book of Joshua, both for its engaging and lucid literary style and especially for its comprehensive and skillful navigation of some difficult and turbulent theological waters in our modern world.
Dr. Howard's work displays evangelical scholarship at its best. Pastors and teachers will find in this work a reliable guide, amply documented and informed by the latest in Old Testament scholarship. Especially noteworthy is the focus on theological themes and issues in the book. Problem passages and moral-ethical questions are not side-stepped, but given extended treatment, with helpful suggestions for further reading. This commentary establishes a new benchmark for studies on Joshua.