Crossing over Jordan

This week’s Bible study moves to the fulfillment of the patriarchal promise, the occupation of the land that Yahweh had declared would belong to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We discuss again the concept of kherem, persons or things “devoted to destruction”. Understanding this helps make sense of some of the difficult sections of the Old Testament–like the parts where God commanded the Israelites to take a city and leave nothing alive.

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