War In The Hebrew Bible

Matthew Gindin
7 min readNov 29, 2022
Photo by cottonbro studio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-of-a-book-in-hebrew-4033818/

It is commonly thought that the Hebrew Bible is a violent, warmongering book, and when read out of context and without an understanding of the ancient middle east- or a thorough, careful reading of the actual Hebrew Bible- it is easy to come to this conclusion. In truth the issue of militarism and war are much more comolicated than this in the Hebrew Bible, and the over all picture is quite different then a superficial aquaintance with the text…

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