God, Genocide and Biblical Interpretation (with Charlie Trimm)

Did God sanction genocide in the Old Testament?  The biblical passages concerning the Israelites and Canaanites are some of the most challenging texts in all of Scripture and have been a major stumbling block for people interested in Christian faith and a difficult one for followers of Jesus to answer.  Join Scott and Sean as they talk with Talbot colleague and OT professor, Dr. Charlie Trimm, as he lays out the various options for how to think about these perplexing texts in his most recent book, The Destruction of the Canaanites God, Genocide and Biblical Interpretation.

Dr. Charlie Trimm is Associate Professor Old Testament and Chair of the Undergraduate Department of Old Testament.  He is the author of Fighting for the King and the Gods: A Survey of Warfare in the Ancient Near East, and Understanding Old Testament Theology: Mapping the Terrain of Recent Approaches


Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California.

Read a transcript of this episode at: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/think-biblically/2022/god-genocide-and-biblical-interpretation

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A Rebel's Manifesto

Following Jesus has never been harder. In a culture that glamorizes sex, chases fame, and shames those who don’t fall in line, it takes a rebel to be a Christian.In this book, Sean McDowell aims to encourage and inspire a generation of rebels who will dare to stand up to …more
Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview.

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Upcoming Event
Reliance Church - Youth Apologetics Event - 8/19/22
Temecula, CA
August 19, 2022
Houston Baptist University - Symposium - 8/22/22
Houston, TX
August 22, 2022