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Four Views on God and Canaanite Genocide: Show Them No Mercy
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Four Views on God and Canaanite Genocide: Show Them No Mercy

by 4 authors

Zondervan 2003

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Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction—all men, women, and children—of the ethnic group known as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus’ command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the twenty-first century? This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments.


  • Strong Discontinuity, C. S. Cowles
  • Moderate Discontinuity, Eugene H. Merrill
  • Spiritual Continuity, Daniel L. Gard
  • Eschatological Continuity, Tremper Longman III

Product Details

  • Title: Four Views on God and Canaanite Genocide: Show Them No Mercy
  • Editor: Stanley N. Gundry
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 224

About Stanley N. Gundry

Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.

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