Msgr. Ambrose Vaz
SS120 or equiv.
Not Confirmed (to be announced...)
Class Dates: Not Confirmed (TBA)
Examination: Not Confirmed (TBA)
At the end of the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses names Joshua as his successor. This is the starting point of the Book of Joshua. This book contains a very wide variety of literary materials. The history of their composition and the combination covers most of the Old Testament period. True to the Old Testament outlook, the land of Canaan is the dominant theme of the whole book. The people that had found God in the desert now receive its own country at God’s hand. The Judges in the Old Testament were charismatic leaders raised up at given times by the impulse of Yahweh’s spirit and their function was to deliver God’s people from their pagan oppressors. For the Israelites, the lesson of this book was that oppression is the punishment for impiety and that victory was one of the consequences of returning to God.