Israel's literature was not so unique from other ancient Near Eastern cultures that some examples weren't available.
Strengths Whether or not one agrees with Seibert's approach to the Old Testament text, Christians cannot dismiss his effort on addressing this very challenging issue.
Disturbing Divine Behavior does not provide a bad assessment of divine violence, but it does provide another inadequate explanation.
Seibert’s work is divided into three parts, consisting of twelve chapters, and two appendixes. The first two sections outline the problems related to various biblical texts and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anthony Lawson
A brave endeavor by Eric Seibert. Well written and engaging. Certainly sheds light on an uncomfortable subject. This book isn't conclusive. I'm not sure it's meant to be. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Steve Mitchell
Seibert does a good job explaining the importance of thinking rightly about God (or, at least, not thinking horribly about God), citing examples of people using violent depictions... Read morePublished 13 months ago by John Daniel Holloway
I was so excited about this book when I first started reading it. I have been researching and studying the topic of God's behavior in the Old Testament and how it contrasts with... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jeremy Myers
I purchased this book on the idea it would help explain why the Loving God Jesus describes in the New Testiment is so angry and violent in the Old Testiment. Read morePublished on November 24, 2010 by R. Lesky
If you are prepared to stretch your theology and beliefs of God and the Old Testament, I would recommend reading Disturbing Divine Behavior by Eric Seibert. Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by MasterAP
I purchased this book with the hope that the author would attempt to provide some resolution or explanation of the difficult and seemingly inconsistent descriptions of God's nature... Read morePublished on June 3, 2010 by Mike