Joshua & Judges

Jephthah Sacrificing Daughter - My Bible class is studying the Book of Judges and we recently covered the story of Jephthah (Judges 11). Jephthah promises to God that if the Amonites would be delivered into his hands, then on his return home he would… More »
Samson – Contact with Dead - I’m trying to understand something. Shimshon (Samson) was a nazir (Nazarite), which is why he didn’t cut his hair or drink wine. But isn’t one of the restrictions of a Nazarite not to come in contact with the dead (Numbers… More »
School Shooting - I have often thought about the tragedy in Columbine and other schoolyard shootings. My impression is that these boys want to create an awesome experience, to impress the world with their power, their genius. Maybe they had it backwards. They… More »
Sun Stands Still for Joshua - The Bible describes how the Israelites attained a major victory when the sun miraculously stood still at Gibeon – rising but not setting for a whole day. How can we believe such a thing happened, without any outside corroboration? More »
Waging War - After 9-11, the U.S. went into Afghanistan and killed a lot of people, with the President declaring a “war on terror.” The Bible itself seems to condone going in and wiping out nations that we don’t like. Why does everything… More »
Waging War Against Canaan - In 2009, when Israel went into Gaza and killed a lot of people, I was discussing religion with one of my friends, and he said that in the Torah, God told us to go out and murder people that we… More »
Was Rahab a Prostitute? - Was Rahab, the woman in Jericho who hid the spies Joshua sent to the land, a prostitute or an innkeeper? More »
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