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Joshua Typology in the New Testament
Ounsworth, Richard

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012 pp. xii + 214. Ä54.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, II.328

Description: In this monograph Richard Ounsworth argues that the Letter to the Hebrews invites its audience to infer a typological relationship between Jesus and Joshua, son of Nun, with whom he shares a name. The author begins by developing a distinctive notion of typology emerging from within the New Testament and its use of the Old Testament, before applying it to Hebrews. Hebrews 3:7Ė4:11, through its exegesis of Psalm 95, sets up a typology between the audience and the Israelites as depicted in Numbers 13-14, and within this context Joshua typology has much explanatory power. Hebrews 11 develops the theme through the structure of its outline of salvation history, including two significant lacunś : the crossing of the Jordan, and the person of Joshua. The crossing of the Jordan parallels the High Priestís passage through the veil of the sanctuary on the Day of Atonement, and both function as types of entry into Godís rest and the inauguration of the new and eternal covenant.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Numbers, Writings, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, Literature, Psalms

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Review by J. Cornelis de Vos
Published 12/17/2013
Citation: J. Cornelis de Vos, review of Richard Ounsworth, Joshua Typology in the New Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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