Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and Canaanite Genocide

Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and Canaanite Genocide

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by Stanley N. Gundry, C. S. Cowles, Eugene H. Merrill, Daniel L. Gard, Tremper Longman III
     
 

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A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament.

Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction—all men, women, and children—of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus’ command in the New Testament to love your enemies

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A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament.

Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction—all men, women, and children—of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus’ command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the 21st century?

This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments.

The four points of view presented on the continuity of the Testaments are:

• Strong Discontinuity — C . S. Cowles
• Moderate Discontinuity — Eugene H. Merrill
• piritual Continuity — Tremper Longman III
• Eschatological Continuity — Daniel L. Gard

The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310245681
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Counterpoints: Bible and TheologySeries Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
941,694
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.

C. S. Cowles (STD, University of San Francisco Theological Seminary) is professor of Bible and theology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.

Eugene H. Merrill (PhD, Columbia University) is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Daniel L. Gard (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is dean of graduate studies and associate professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

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