Lost World Of The Israelite Conquest


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Part I: Interpretation
Part II: The Canaanites Are Not Depicted As Guilty Of Sin
Part III: The Canaanites Are Not Depicted As Guilty Of Breaking God’s Law
Part IV: The Language And Imagery Of The Conquest Account Has Literary And Theological Significance
Part V: What God And The Israelites Are Doing Is Often Misunderstood Because The Hebrew Word Herem Is Commonly Mistranslated
Part VI: How To Apply This Understanding

Subject Index
Scripture Index

Additional Info
Perhaps no Old Testament episode is more troubling than the conquest of Canaan. “Destroy everything” is the byword of holy war. This is genocide. Or is it? Do we too quickly set a contemporary overlay on these ancient texts? This book takes us into the lost world of these texts, recalibrates our understanding and reshapes our conversations.

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SKU (ISBN): 9780830851843
ISBN10: 0830851844
John Walton | Harvey Walton
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: August 2017
Publisher: InterVarsity Press


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