Sunday, April 14, 2013

60IN60 Day 42 - Sun Apr 14

It's Day 42 and we're in Joshua 10.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Nothing really jumped out to me in this chapter.

- Verses 12-13 - This is a miraculous intervention by God.
- Verse 13 - "the Book of Jashar"- This is a book that didn't make it into the Bible but is a historic document.
- Verses 28, 35, 40 -
Israel doesn't just kill the men who meet them in battle, but they kill everyone in the city: men, women, teens, children, babies.  There are some explanations that are often given: the guilt of these people was great; it was necessary for all the people to be gone for Israel to succeed in this land; this was Israel's God-granted land; they chose to fight rather than to flee.  All of them get at part of the issue, but in the end I still struggle with such wholesale slaughter in the name of God.  It's one of the Biblical issues to which I have not yet found an explanation that fully satisfies me.

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