Old Testament Difficulties - Violence, Sexuality, and Origins

Speaker(s): Tremper Longman
Date: Summer 2017
Length: 11h 47m
Product ID: RGDL4707S

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This course will study three controversial topics of the Old Testament. The first is divine violence. What are we to make of the picture of God warring against his enemies and ordering his people to enter the battle? The second is sexuality. We will examine and assess the patriarchy of the Old Testament as well as the Old Testament's teaching about sexual activity. Lastly, what does the Bible say about the creation of humanity? Is the Bible really in conflict with modern scientific theories?

A. Introduction: What Makes These Issues Difficult? Hermeneutical Preamble Cosmic and Human Origins and the Bible: Part 1

B. Cosmic and Human Origins and the Bible: Part 2

C. Divine Violence: Part 1

D. Divine Violence: Part 2

E. Sexuality

See All Audio by Tremper Longman

Tremper Longman III is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. His works include books on the Christian life, commentaries and other reference books, as well as contributions to scholarly discussions. He is author of God is a Warrior (with Daniel Reid) and Making Sense of the Old Testament: Three Crucial Questions.

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