Hard Sayings of the Old Testamentby Walter C. Kaiser
It's not always easy reading the Old Testament. Sometimes we don't like what we find. Sometimes what we find does not comfort and encourage, but rather challenges, confuses or offends. How could a just God command Israel to destroy a whole people-men, women and children? How can God call for stoning a son simply for stubbornness? Why does the author of Ecclesiastes say there is nothing better than to eat, drink and be merry? Walter Kaiser confronts just these sorts of questions as he tackles over seventy hard sayings of the Old Testament.
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The Old Testament is stuffed with interesting, sometimes out-right confusing, sayings. This book was very intriguing. It tacked over 70 different ¿trouble-passages¿ in the Old Testament, ones that had often kept me wondering. One of my favorite sections was the chapter on the famous scene in 2 Kings when two bears mauled forty-two youth. This had always been a passage that kept me wondering. Kaiser¿s easy reading style and conversational flair made this very theological subject easy to digest. I¿m glad I read this book. It cleared up a lot of misconceptions regarding my interpretation of the Scriptures.