Joshua Typology in the New Testament
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 328


By Richard Ounsworth
September 2012
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161519321                             
214 pages
$108.00 Paper Original

Richard Ounsworth shows that the Hebrews invites his readers to a typological connection between Jesus and Joshua the son of Nun, to manufacture, since both have the same name. The author developed a clear idea of ​​the typology according to their origin in the Old Testament and its application in the New Testament, before it transfers to the Hebrews. In Hebrews 3.7 to 4.11 by the exegesis of Psalm 95 a typological connection between the audience and the people of Israel is prepared as described in Numbers 13-14 are representing, so the Joshua typology gets in this context a special explanatory power. In Hebrews 11, the theme is the structure of the draft as salvation history unfolds: the crossing of the Jordan River and the figure of Joshua. The crossing of the Jordan River forms a parallel to the passage of the high priest through the veil in front of the sanctuary on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and both illustrate how the entering into God's rest as the introduction of the new and eternal covenant serves.

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