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The Dark Passages of the Old Testament


• Why is there so much killing in the Old Testament?
• Do Moses' laws permit some acts that are unjust?
• Is the God of the Old Test. the God of the New Test.?

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• Why is there so much killing in the Old Testament?
• Do Moses' laws permit some acts that are unjust?
• Is the God of the Old Test. the God of the New Test.?

  • 57 min. (1 CD / MP3)

    Why is there so much killing in the Old Testament? Why does Moses pronounce such harsh laws? How can a good God send a flood on the earth and command the Israelites to wipe out the inhabitants of Canaan?

    These are some of the hardest questions people ask about the Bible, but they aren’t new. The ancient rabbis and Church Fathers wrestled with them millennia ago. In this powerful talk, Dr. Bergsma marshals all the resources of Christian theology and contemporary scholarship to address:

    • Why do some biblical heroes seem to “get away with” some atrocious actions?
    • Why are certain biblical stories so unedifying?
    • Why do some laws of Moses permit unjust actions, and have harsh penalties?
    • Why did God command Israel to put the Canaanites to death?

    Dr. Bergsma is convinced that only by grappling with the hard questions face-to-face do we come to a deeper understanding of the nature of God and of the reality he created.

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Dr Bergsma's explanation of the "dark passages" cleared up questions I have had for a long time. God had it right all the time.

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Jesus Hernandez

The Dark Passages of the Old Testament

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Alex Ramon Amante
Lightening the dark passages of the Bible

Thank you for making this talk of John Bergsma available. It has helped me a lot in clarifying the dark passages of the Bible.

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Alicia Olivares
Dark Passages of the old Testament

It was awesome! Simply explained in a way I could understand.

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Marc
Understanding the Old Testaments Dark Passages

Dr. J. Bergsma tackles the strange and dark passages that when most people read them they just say what? Dr. Bergsma does a decent job of helping his audience to see the passages in a new light.