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"Reading the Bible: Genesis to Revelation"--Joshua, Judges, Ruth

Violence and Kindness in the Promised Land

[Joshua, Judges, Ruth] turn now to Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, which challenge the idea of the Promised Land as a place of simple peace and prosperity. In comparing these three books, you’ll witness disturbing accounts of violent conquest and explore the tragic consequences of that violence, and yet you’ll also encounter remarkable instances of acceptance and welcome of foreigners.