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Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destructionall men, women, and childrenof the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the 21st century?
This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments.
The four points of view presented on the continuity of the Testaments are: Strong Discontinuity C . S. Cowles Moderate Discontinuity Eugene H. Merrill piritual Continuity Tremper Longman III Eschatological Continuity Daniel L. Gard
Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.
Lacks the depth and clarity needed on this important subject. Not enough attention to scripture itself. Worth reading to see other views.Published 3 months ago by Doyle Peyton
Great Product at a great price. Well worth it! will definitely buy from again.Published 7 months ago by Erick
Really didn't learn anything new. I could read the conclusion of each chapter and pretty much get what was worthy from the chapter, which is the sign of a well written conclusion. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D.A.Beirne
When I picked up this book, my hopes we're incredibly unrealistic. I was hoping to come out the other side with a nice and clean explanation for these difficult texts. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Nathan Ray
The Introduction to this 2003 book states, "Anyone who reads the Old Testament... will encounter roadblocks to understanding its abiding message... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Steven H Propp
I have a very difficult time with the Canaanite genocide committed in the bible in the name of god. This book helped me see different points.Published 16 months ago by Ducks scare me
I like these "4 View" books because I feel it is always important to research all sides of an issue, and these books often provide introductory material for the various sides of an... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeremy Myers - Writing at TillHeComes