What about Violence in the Bible?

In various places, the Bible depicts violence. How do we make sense of it in light of Scripture as God’s revelation? While I don’t pretend to resolve all difficulties, this page offers links to posts I have written that ponder different ways of thinking about the issue. More links will be added here as I write about the topic.

Re-Thinking Old Testament Violence: Abraham’s Example

Fifty Shekels for Rape? Making Sense of Old Testament Laws

Does God Kill Children? Calvinist vs. Rabbinic “Literal” Interpretation