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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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Canon and Conquest: The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible

Canon and Conquest: The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible

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(p.292) 10 Canon and Conquest: The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible*
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Divine Evil?
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Christopher Seitz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0030

Form-Critical and later Canonical Reading taught that texts make sense only when one attends properly to genre and to larger theological patterns in the literature, within which difficult issues like the treatment of the Canaanites must be assessed. This chapter seeks to read the Bible canonically. It questions the existence of something like a neutral ‘Hebrew Bible’ independent of Jewish tradition, on the one hand, or of a two-testament Christian Bible with its own history of interpretation, on the other. God's character is not something the Bible seeks to justify, but rather to depict truthfully.

Keywords:   Canaanites, Hebrew Bible, Christian Bible, canonical reading, God's character

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