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By Paul Copan

A up to date string of popular-level books written via the recent Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the outdated testomony is not anything yet a bully, a assassin, and a cosmic baby abuser. This perspective is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to answer such accusations? and the way are we to reconcile the doubtless disconnected natures of God portrayed within the testaments?

In this well timed and readable publication, apologist Paul Copan takes on one of the most vexing accusations of our time, including:

God is boastful and jealous
God punishes humans too harshly
God is in charge of ethnic cleansing
God oppresses women
God endorses slavery
Christianity explanations violence
and more

Copan not just solutions God's critics, he additionally exhibits how one can learn either the previous and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in either.

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In an Elephantine papyrus, the plural form occurs in reference to officers or treasurers responsible for the payment of salaries (Bresciani 1960: 13-14). Thus, this title seems to designate a person who has been appointed to oversee the interests of the government and could be applied to a range of specific assignments; it was not limited to a governor. In the current situation, it is unlikely that Elnatan, Zerubbabel’s son-in-law, would have succeeded him as governor rather than one of his two sons, Meshullam or Hananiah.

Talmon 1976: 325; Lemaire 1977: 130; Meyers 1985: 33*-34*; Williamson1988: 75-76; Laperoussaz 1989: 61). Figure 4. Seal of Shelomit N. Avigad, Bullae and Seals from a Post-Exilic Judean Archive (Qedem, 5; Jerusalem: The Insitute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1976): 11. Reproduced by kind permission of the Israel Exploration Society. It would have been logical for the daughter of the governor, and a Davidic descendant as well, to have been married off to an influential member of the community.

During his term in office, there was a reported registration of the representatives of the chief Levitical families (Neh. 22-26), whose names were said to have been recorded in the book of Chronicles. 23). Yet, interestingly, the ensuing list of names is said to date to a registration that had been conducted under Eliashiv’s father, Yoiakim, not under Eliashiv, and this registration is then also placed during the administration of Nehemiah the governor (and Ezra the scribe) (Neh. 26). While Shereviah has continued in office, Kadmiel has been replaced by his son 1.

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