It is very easy to see that many of the commands and laws in the Old Testament fall far short of what we would consider to be morally acceptable in today's society. Slavery, genocide, treatment of women... we cringe at many of the passages that concern such issues in the Hebrew Bible. How should we think about these issues and the book that contains them? Should the Bible be an authoritative text for the 21st century? If so, in what way?
Join us as we discuss these issues with Dr. John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. In his new book, Dr. Collins has provided not only sound exegetical insights into a variety of difficult and controversial passages in both the Old and New Testaments, but he has also formulated an interpretative model for understanding these texts, both in their original and modern contexts.
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Recorded June 4th 2020