A History of Modern Scholarship on the Biblical Word Herem: by John Kelsay, Walter C., Jr. Kaiser, Peter C. Craigie, III

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This research is the 1st vast research of the biblical exegesis of 3 well-liked biblical students who symbolize diverse views in the evangelical group approximately easy methods to learn those tough passages of conflict. The paintings extends past the present 'holy struggle' cultural debate and permits students to formulate self sufficient conclusions approximately Herem according to a detailed analyzing of biblical passages. This paintings makes a huge contribution to either the background of the translation of biblical principles approximately Herem (frequently translated 'holy war') and the examine of the advance of modem evangelical biblical hermeneutics. these learning the historical past of biblical scholarship have just recently began to concentration their awareness on figures from the second one half the 20th century. little or no of this literature, in spite of the fact that, bargains with evangelical biblical students who've confronted the duty of reconciling the result of glossy old and literary feedback of the Bible with their dedication to a confessing neighborhood of religion that holds to a few kind of biblical inerrancy.

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Bible Interpreters of the 20" Century: A Selection of Evangelical Voices (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House Company, 1999), 375-76. 6 Sailhamer, 375. 7 Bray, Biblical Interpretation: Past & Present, 550. 8 He is a prolific writer (see "Bibliography"). Some of his writing which deals with war and beret/7 in the Hebrew Bible include (in publication date order):9 Kaiser, Walter C. Jr. The Christian and the "Old" Testament. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library Publishers, 1998. A History of Israel: From the Bronze Age Through the Jewish Wars.

If they agreed, their people were not to be harmed but would become part of a work force for the Israelites (11). If however, they insisted on battle and were defeated, only their men were to be killed and the others were to be taken captive along with their property (14). The cities in the Promised Land, however, were an exception to this rule as chapters 7 and 20 suggest. They were not to be offered the possibility of surrender, but were to be totally destroyed ("completely destroy [berem] them"; the same phrase used in 7:2).

His studies at Brandeis included Middle and Late Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ugaritic, Homeric Greek, biblical Hebrew, Old Babylonian cuneiform, Assyrian cuneiform, and the history and archaeology of the ancient Near East. In the fall of 1963, Kaiser was asked to teach a class at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, when another professor suddenly became ill. In 1964 Kaiser began a two year term of teaching at both Wheaton and Trinity. While pursuing graduate studies at Brandeis, in the fall of 1966 Kaiser joined the faculty at Trinity as an Associate Professor (1966-73).

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