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Resources by David G. Firth

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Esther: Bible Speaks Today (BST)

Esther: Bible Speaks Today (BST)

by David G. Firth

By any assessment, Esther is a rather strange book to find in the Bible. Not only is it, along with Daniel, the only book of the Bible to be set entirely outside of the Promised Land, it also shows no interest in that land. More than that, Esther is the only book in the Bible which definitely does not mention God. None of this should be taken as meaning that… Read more…

Joshua: Bible Speaks Today (BST)

Joshua: Bible Speaks Today (BST)

by David G. Firth

The book of Joshua recounts the momentous events of Israel’s entry into Canaan, the promised land: Joshua’s commission and reassurance, crossing the Jordan river, the capture of Jericho and Ai, the grand covenant renewal ceremony at Mount Ebal, the curious treaty with the Gibeonites, and a rapid overview of the campaigns in the south and the north. The s… Read more…

Interpreting Old Testament Wisdom Literature

Interpreting Old Testament Wisdom Literature

by David G. Firth and Lindsay Wilson

In popular perception, Wisdom literature is a "self-help" or "philosophy" section of the Old Testament library—the odd and interesting bits of canonical mortar between History and Prophets. Themes that are prominent elsewhere in the Old Testament receive only scant attention in the wisdom books. Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes focus on ever… Read more…

New Studies in Biblical Theology - Including the Stranger: Foreigners in the Former Prophets (NSBT)

New Studies in Biblical Theology - Including the Stranger: Foreigners in the Former Prophets (NSBT)

by David G. Firth

The Old Testament, particularly the Former Prophets, has frequently been regarded as having a negative attitude towards foreigners. This has meant that these texts are often employed by those opposed to the Christian faith to attack the Bible—and such views can be echoed by Christians. While the story of David and Goliath is cherished, other episodes are s… Read more…