Timothy Wasn’t a “Pastor”

The term “pastor” doesn’t appear in any of the letters to Timothy and the one to Titus—though the three are believed by some scholars to be a single composition rather than three separate letters. They have been referred to as the Pastoral Epistles only since the eighteenth century, but if Timothy wasn’t a pastor, what … Continue reading Timothy Wasn’t a “Pastor”

The Canaanites Weren’t Displaced Because They Sinned

The second section of The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest posits an interesting perspective—that what God did by devoting the inhabitants to destruction or driving them out was not the result of their sin (see part 1 of this series of posts). The authors, first, use Job as proof that evil people are no more treated … Continue reading The Canaanites Weren’t Displaced Because They Sinned

Rethinking Joshua as Genocidal

I've picked up John H. Walton's and J. Harvey Walton's The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest for a book review I'll submit to the Journal of Faith & the Academy. Thus far, I've only read the first section to get my bearings on what the authors want to do, and I've read other in The Lost World … Continue reading Rethinking Joshua as Genocidal