God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?
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  • 205 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: April 2011
  • ISBN: FLAMBDATGODBEHAVINGBADLYISTH9780830838264

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

Lamb, David T.

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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 passages of God’s punishment and judgment are pictures of God’s love, forgiveness, goodness and slowness to anger. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction? Can God be trusted or not?

David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament to explore the character of God. He provides historical and cultural background to shed light on problematic passages and to bring underlying themes to the fore. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, Lamb assembles an overall portrait that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both the Old and New Testaments.

About the Author

David T. Lamb (DPhil, Oxford) is associate professor of Old Testament at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. He previously worked in campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and has taught extensively in various cross–cultural contexts. He is the author of Righteous Jehu and His Evil Heirs (Oxford).

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Overstock Title: This title has limited availability at this price. In the event we are not able to fulfill this part of your order it will be canceled automatically. The remainder of your order will ship according to our regular schedule.


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Publisher's Description

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 passages of God’s punishment and judgment are pictures of God’s love, forgiveness, goodness and slowness to anger. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction? Can God be trusted or not?

David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament to explore the character of God. He provides historical and cultural background to shed light on problematic passages and to bring underlying themes to the fore. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, Lamb assembles an overall portrait that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both the Old and New Testaments.

About the Author

David T. Lamb (DPhil, Oxford) is associate professor of Old Testament at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. He previously worked in campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and has taught extensively in various cross–cultural contexts. He is the author of Righteous Jehu and His Evil Heirs (Oxford).

  • Cover Type:
  • 205 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: April 2011
  • ISBN: FLAMBDATGODBEHAVINGBADLYISTH9780830838264