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Pentateuch as Hollywood Musical

Commenting on the function of poetic texts Genesis 49, Numbers 24, and Deuteronomy 32 in the Pentateuch, John Sailhamer in The Meaning of the Pentateuch likens them to “a Hollywood musical.” The Pentateuch somewhat resembles a Hollywood musical. Its story is both interrupted and developed by the songs (poems). Also like a musical, the songs (poems) […]

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How is Biblical Conquest Different from Jihad?

In his review of Miroslav Volf’s Allah: A Christian Response in the most recent issue of the journal Themelios, Imad Shehadeh (Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary, Amman, Jordan) perceives “a serious misunderstanding of God’s OT command to obliterate entire nations. It is very different than the qur’anic Jihad.” How then is Biblical conquest different from jihad? Shehadeh […]

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