Understanding God’s Role in Old Testament Violence

Scott Lehr   -  

As you study books in the Old Testament, you may find yourself contemplating some heavy questions about the violence you read about and God’s role in it. Below is a list of resources to help you process and better understand what’s happening in these Old Testament stories and God’s role in them.

Why Did God Command the Invasion of Canaan?
The Bible Project

Judges for You (Book)
Tim Keller

Violence Against the Canaanites in Deuteronomy and Joshua Reconsidered
Biola University

Why Did God Command the Israelites to Completely Destroy the Midianites in Numbers 31:17?
Got Questions

Why Did God Condone Such Terrible Violence in the Old Testament?
Got Questions

How Could God Command Genocide in the Old Testament?
The Gospel Coalition

Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God
The Gospel Coalition