Daniel Hawk – The Violence of the Biblical God

Episode: I (Matt L) have been wrestling with the topic of violence in Scripture for a while, and has returned to Dan Hawk’s Berit Olam commentary on the book of Joshua. It was a pleasure to talk with Dan about his new book on violence in the Bible. He takes a literary approach that deserves serious attention.

Guest: L. Daniel Hawk is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Ashland Theological Seminary. When it comes to Old Testament scholarship and theology, Dr. Hawk is an expert. He is also an excellent communicator, able to make complex issues of theology accessible to those in his classroom. Students find Dr. Hawk to be kind, compassionate, and a compelling teacher. He’s the author of the Berit Olam commentary on Joshua, the Apollos commentary on Ruth, Joshua in 3-D, The Violence of the Biblical God (Eerdmans), and co-edited Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations, and much more. (adapted from the Ashland Theological Seminary website).

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