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The Resource The lost world of the Israelite conquest : covenant, retribution, and the fate of the Canaanites, John H. Walton, J. Harvey Walton

The lost world of the Israelite conquest : covenant, retribution, and the fate of the Canaanites, John H. Walton, J. Harvey Walton

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The lost world of the Israelite conquest : covenant, retribution, and the fate of the Canaanites
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The lost world of the Israelite conquest
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covenant, retribution, and the fate of the Canaanites
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John H. Walton, J. Harvey Walton
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eng
Summary
Holy warfare is the festering wound on the conscience of Bible-believing Christians. Of all the problems the Old Testament poses for our modern age, this is the one we want to avoid in mixed company. But do the so-called holy war texts of the Old Testament portray a divinely inspired genocide? Did Israel slaughter Canaanites at God's command? Were they enforcing divine retribution on an unholy people? These texts shock us. And we turn the page. But have we rightly understood them? In The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest, John Walton and J. Harvey Walton take us on an archaeological dig, excavating the layers of translation and interpretation that over time have encrusted these texts and our perceptions. What happens when we take new approaches, frame new questions? When we weigh again their language and rhetoric? Were the Canaanites punished for sinning against the covenanting God? Does the Hebrew word herem mean "devote to destruction"? How are the Canaanites portrayed and why? And what happens when we backlight these texts with their ancient context? The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest keenly recalibrates our perception and reframes our questions. While not attempting to provide all the answers, it offers surprising new insights and clears the ground for further understanding. --
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1952-
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Walton, John H.
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222/.06
Index
index present
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BS1199.V56
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W35 2017
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non fiction
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Walton, J. Harvey
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  • Violence in the Bible
  • Genocide
  • Jews
  • Canaanites
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The lost world of the Israelite conquest : covenant, retribution, and the fate of the Canaanites, John H. Walton, J. Harvey Walton
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Contents
Part 1. Interpretation -- Part 2. The Canaanites are not depicted as guilty of sin -- Part 3. The Canaanites are not depicted as guilty of breaking God's law -- Part 4. The language and imagery of the conquest account has literary and theological significance -- Part 5. What God and the Israelites are doing is often misunderstood because the Hebrew word ḥerem is commonly mistranslated -- Part 6. How to apply this understanding
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ocn987581113
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21 cm
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
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9780830851843
Lccn
2017018567
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)987581113
Label
The lost world of the Israelite conquest : covenant, retribution, and the fate of the Canaanites, John H. Walton, J. Harvey Walton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Interpretation -- Part 2. The Canaanites are not depicted as guilty of sin -- Part 3. The Canaanites are not depicted as guilty of breaking God's law -- Part 4. The language and imagery of the conquest account has literary and theological significance -- Part 5. What God and the Israelites are doing is often misunderstood because the Hebrew word ḥerem is commonly mistranslated -- Part 6. How to apply this understanding
Control code
ocn987581113
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780830851843
Lccn
2017018567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987581113

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