Vilkul T. Book of Joshua: Slavonic Chet’i Text according to 14th through 16th Century Copies. Lviv: UCU Press, 2017. 288 p. (series “Kyivan Christianity”, Vol. 9).
The monograph is the first critical edition of the Old Slavonic Book of Joshua – the sixth book of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the biblical story that follows Pentateuch. This biblical book narrates the conquest of the Promised Land and the division of the land among the twelve tribes of Israel. It also describes vital leadership role of Joshua at the time of settlement. The fist complete Old Slavonic translation of the Book of Joshua was made in Bulgaria at the beginning of the 10th c. Some fragments of this translation were used in Paleia (interpretation of the biblical texts) and in Old Ruthenian chronographs. The Book of Joshua was also widely used by Old Ruthenian chroniclers in battle narratives.