This week's episode opens up a conversation about the ethical implications of divinely-mandated violence and genocide in the conquest narrative in Joshua, and the real world danger of a superficial, white European reading of the text.

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The readings from Isaiah and Hebrews this week invite us into an unfamiliar world of literature and philosophy and religion, and expect us not only to make sense of the text in our own time and place, but also to appreciate its original setting. How those two different points of view interact to build our faith is all part of biblical interpretation.

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Attridge, Harold W.(1989). The Epistle to the Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, Hermeneia—A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press.
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episode #21: faithfulness and re-creation, covering Joshua 20-21 and the conclusion of the allocation of the land


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