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God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?

God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?

by David T. Lamb

God has a bad reputation. Many think of God as wrathful and angry, smiting people right and left for no apparent reason. The Old Testament in particular seems at times to portray God as capricious and malevolent, wiping out armies and nations, punishing enemies with extreme prejudice. But wait. The story is more complicated than that. Alongside troubling… Read more…

Prostitutes and Polygamists

Prostitutes and Polygamists

by David T. Lamb

Jacob and Solomon were polygamists. Tamar and Rahab were prostitutes. What are polygamists and prostitutes doing on the pages of Holy Scripture? And God told the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute. What about Cain—did he really marry his sister? Abraham did, and he was also a polygamist. Lot offered his daughters up for rape, David committed adultery … Read more…

Prostitutes and Polygamists
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Prostitutes and Polygamists

by David T. Lamb and Mark Smeby

Jacob and Solomon were polygamists. Tamar and Rahab were prostitutes. What are polygamists and prostitutes doing on the pages of Holy Scripture? And God told the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute. What about Cain—did he really marry his sister? Abraham did, and he was also a polygamist. Lot offered his daughters up for rape, David committed adultery … Read more…