Violence in the Bible Part 2

In my previous post, I wrote about how we might interpret the violence seemingly commanded by God in the Bible, by looking at Jesus' words about divorce. “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses order a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce … Continue reading Violence in the Bible Part 2

Violence in the Bible

The Bible can be a challenging read, especially the Old Testament. What do we make of the violence we see in the story of Israel and their journey from captivity in Egypt to the Promised Land? At times it seems that God is commanding them to do evil in the name of justice. The things … Continue reading Violence in the Bible