Did God Really Command Genocide?

I just completed a review of the book Did God Command Genocide? I have to say that it is a wonderful book that I would recommend for any student of the Bible, specifically for those that are more advanced in their research. I am attaching the text of my review below: Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God. Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. 351 pp. The questions of killing and dying have been regarded as two of the most important questions any soldier faces. As an infantryman who has faced combat in the Middle East, the question of killing was weightier. Not only is this question relevant to those, like myself, who have been in com

Religious Motif: Dame Folly of Proverbs as Goddess or Mere Anti-Yahwist? Part 2

Which woman will you choose? That’s the question that stems from Proverbs 1-9 in what can be deemed the Lady Wisdom discourses. Here we find two women: Lady Wisdom, who calls out in the streets for the Israelites to follow her, and Dame Folly, who does the same. The difference between the two, according to the text, is good versus evil. The author of Proverbs believes that Folly is out to get you. Throughout the first section of Proverbs, she is described as beautiful with capturing eyes (6:25), dressed as a harlot (7:10), and she prepares her face to lure men (7:13). Additionally, she leaves her husband and her God (2:17)—another passage saying it this way, “her feet do not remain at home”

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