Tag: Israel

The conduct of war: lessons from Deuteronomy 20

The conduct of war: lessons from Deuteronomy 20

Hetty Lalleman, December 2004 Warfare has been part of human life from early times. It is one of the consequences of what happened in Genesis 3 – rebellion against God. The Old Testament is not a book which only contains pious phrases about human beings and God. Of course, God reveals himself in the Bible, […]

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Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics by Jason Fletcher

Mercy not Sacrifice -Mosaic law in Christian social ethics by Jason Fletcher

  Summary Rather than neglect Mosaic law, Christians have a theological responsibility to seek in the law given to shape the nation of Israel, insight into God’s will for nations generally. Mosaic law was never intended exclusively for Israel; its ethical principles originate in the character of God and are foundational to the creation order. […]

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The kinsman-redeemer

The kinsman-redeemer

Jason Fletcher, September 2003 The Jubilee Centre is committed to discerning God’s will for all human societies by wrestling with the detail of biblical social teaching. We have a special interest in learning from the life of Israel which, as a particular incarnation of timeless values, functions as a model or ‘paradigm’. In this and […]

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