Reading Genesis–Joshua as a Unified Document from an Early Date: A Settler Colonial Perspective

@article{Pitknen2015ReadingGA,
  title={Reading Genesis–Joshua as a Unified Document from an Early Date: A Settler Colonial Perspective},
  author={Pekka M A Pitk{\"a}nen},
  journal={Biblical Theology Bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={3 - 31}
}
  • P. Pitkänen
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Art
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin
This essay proposes based on literary-compositional considerations how two authors working together could have composed Genesis–Joshua. After this, it suggests that Genesis–Joshua can be seen to reflect a sociopolitical transformation of ancient Canaanite societies into an Israelite one(s) through a process that can be labeled as ancient settler colonialism, and that the document could have been written concomitantly. Subsequently, relevant ancient Near Eastern and archaeological evidence will… 

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