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Friday, March 18, 2011

Paul Copen explains Dt. 25:11-12

Yesterday, on Frank Viola’s Reimagining Church blog (, he interviews Paul Copen, who wrote the book Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God.  Particularly, part way through this blog/interview, which is significantly longer than the normal blog, Copen gives an understandable explanation of one of the most difficult passages of scripture to understand, Deuteronomy 25:11-12.  Most commentaries one can find on the internet on this are by unbelievers wishing to mock faith in the God of the Judeo-Christian scriptures.  Further, it is amazing how many commentaries on the Old Testament by believing scholars skip explaining this piece of the Law.  I have heard this explanation once before, but without explaining the specific Hebrew words, the explanation doesn’t make sense.
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