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Divine Evil?The Moral Character of the God of Abraham$
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Michael Bergmann, Michael J. Murray, and Michael C. Rea

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.001.0001

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Comments on ‘What Does the Old Testament Mean?’

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Divine Evil?
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Morriston Wes

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0022

We are indebted to Professor Swinburne for a sophisticated account of the composition of scripture and of the hermeneutical possibilities for dealing with problematic biblical texts. Here I shall concentrate exclusively on what he has to say about morally problematic passages.

I once heard a lay reader breeze straight through Psalm 137, not stopping at the appointed place, so that the congregation was treated to the final two verses:...

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