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Holy War in Ancient Israel

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Gerhard von Rad was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany until his death in He is the author of several books, including Wisdom in Israel and Holy War in Ancient Israel/5. The concept of holy war, an intriguing and sometimes disturbing theme in the Old Testament, is given its most articulate expression in this classic study by the distinguished German scholar Gerhard von Rad.

For Israel, the most important feature of holy war was the demand for faith in Yahweh's saving by:   Since the beginning, holy war has been viewed as a 'sacred institution' and a 'cultic act of religious community' by the people of Israel.

Appearing here in English for the first time, Gerhard von Rad has provided a definitive study of the theory of holy war and its development throughout biblical history/5(7). From the earliest days of Israel's existence as a people, holy war was a sacred institution, undertaken as a cultic act of a religious community.

The concept of holy war, an intriguing and sometimes disturbing theme in the Old Testament, is given its most articulate expression in this classic study by the distinguished German scholar Gerhard von Rad. (PUBEerdmans)''One of the seminal works in Hebrew Bible scholarship of the 20th century,''Theology Today.

Von Rad believed war was a pre-eminently cultic activity and Yahweh fighting on Israel's behalf could stir the people into even greater acts of courage. pages, paper. Holy War in Ancient Israel () by Gerhard von RadPages: Holy War in Ancient Israel by Gerhard Von Rad starting at $ Holy War in Ancient Israel has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

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Similarly, Balchin argues that "drastic action was required to keep Israel in holy existence." [12] Lilley argues that "Israel, like other contemporary societies, did not recognise any distinction between sacred and secular war," and that "holy war" is not a biblical term.

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The book Holy War in Judaism provides a more complex and ambivalent survey of Jewish perspectives on military action by taking a closer look at this notion of ‘holy war’ in traditional Jewish texts and in Jewish history from ancient to modern times.

A religious war or holy war (Latin: bellum sacrum) is a war primarily caused or justified by differences in the modern period, debates are common over the extent to which religious, economic, or ethnic aspects of a conflict predominate in a given war. According to the Encyclopedia of Wars, out of all 1, known/recorded historical conflicts,or %, had religion as their.

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Introduction: Gerhard von Rad's Theory of Holy War --Holy War in Ancient Israel --Introduction --The Theory of Holy War --Holy War in the History of Ancient Israel --Holy War in the Post-Solomonic Novella --Holy War in the Prophets --Deuteronomy and Holy War --Conclusion and Prospect --War, Peace, and Justice in the Hebrew Bible: A.

Introduction: Gerhard von Rad 's theory of holy war / Ben C. Ollenburger --Holy war in anient Israel. Introduction --The theory of holy war --Holy war in the history of ancient Israel --Holy war in the pst-Solomonic novella --Holy war in the prophets --Deuteronomy and Holy war --Conclusion and prospect.

Other Titles: Heilige Krieg im alten Israel. War was part of life in ancient Israel, though the way it was waged changed drastically in the time between BC. At first the soldiers were voluntary militia, they later became an organized and disciplined army.

finally, some thirty or forty years after the death of Christ, they were a desperate, defensive force against the Roman invaders. The concept of holy war, an intriguing and sometimes disturbing theme in the Old Testament, is given its most articulate expression in this classic study by the distinguished German scholar Gerhard von Rad.

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0 RatingsPages:   Fact Two: Holy War, in the book of Joshua, is miraculous. God not only declares war, he is also the primary fighter. Yahweh the Divine Warrior fights, miraculously brings victory, and the Israelites march around, toot trumpets, shout and mainly just watch in awe and then follow up with whatever action Yahweh commands.

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1. Stephen D. Ricks, “‘Holy War’: The Sacral Ideology of War in the Book and in the Ancient Near East,” in Warfare in the Book of Mormon, ed. Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin (Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: Deseret Book and FARMS, ), 2. Ricks, “Holy War,” – 3. See Ricks, “Holy War,” – for a more detailed survey of the biblical data.

The concept of holy war, an intriguing and sometimes disturbing theme in the Old Testament, is given its most articulate expression in this classic study by the distinguished German scholar Gerhard von Rad.

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From the earliest days of Israel's existence as a people, holy war was a sacred institution, undertaken as a cultic act of a religious community. The concept of Free shipping over $Cited by: The morally offensive idea of holy and total war, presented by the Deuteronomic authors as a religious duty, perplexes and disturbs us by its cruelty.

We can identify in the biblical texts two different accounts of Israel's conquest of Canaan and can examine the development and interplay of these narratives - and their correlative divergent. “The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name” (Exodus ; see also Isaiah ).

The wars that Israel fought were “the Lord’s battles” (1 Samuel ); indeed, among the lost books of ancient Israel is “the Book of the Wars of the Lord” (Numbers ). By the end of the war, Simon was the only one of the five sons of Mattathias to survive and he ushered in an year period of Jewish independence in Judea, as the Land of Israel was now called.

The kingdom regained boundaries not far short of Solomon's realm and Jewish life flourished. THE IDEA OF HOLY WAR IN ANCIENT ISRAEL Michael Walzer Abstract The morally offensive idea of holy and total war, presented by the Deuteronomic authors as a religious duty, perplexes and disturbs us by its cruelty.

We can identify in the biblical texts two different accounts of Israel's conquest of Canaan (one of genocidal total war and one of ne. Holy War. The Old Testament speaks of the "wars of Yahweh" (Num ; 1 Sam ; ), but does not use the term "holy war." This was introduced into the literature by the German scholar Friedrich Schwally in It refers to a type of warfare totally devoted to the plans and purposes of the Lord.

The concept of holy war, an intriguing and sometimes disturbing theme in the Old Testament, is given its most articulate expression in this classic study by the distinguished German scholar Gerhard von Rad.

For Israel, the most important feature of holy war was the demand for faith in Yahweh's saving acts/5. these three understandings of war, of course, have persisted in the biblical religious traditions for centuries.

HOLY WAR The concept of holy war was widespread in the ancient Near East dur-ing the biblical period. After examining the historical records from areas surrounding Israel, Gwilym Jones concludes that all the nations believed. The concept of “just war,” meaning justifiable war waged by a legitimate government, is not the same as a “holy war.” Critics sometimes claim that holy war is encouraged in the Old Testament.

However, the nation of Israel was given a mandate only to conquer the land of Canaan (Numbers ). Holy War in Ancient Israel by. Gerhard von Rad, Marva J. Dawn, Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Struggles for Shalom: Peace and Violence across the Testaments (Studies in Peace and Scripture: Institute of Mennonite Studies) by/5(6).

Old Testament "holy war" is a particular kind of warfare in a particular time in Israel's history where God fights for Israel to secure his land for his people, so that his redemptive plan might come to pass.

You may notice that I put the words "holy war" in scare quotes throughout this essay.Biblical accounts of his life. Information about Samuel is contained in The First Book of Samuel (called in the Roman Catholic canon The First Book of Kings). The ancient designation of the two books of Samuel does not indicate that he is the author (in fact, his death is related in 1 Samuel 25) or the hero of the books; indeed, it is difficult to deduce what the title was intended to mean.Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Holy War in Ancient Israel by Gerhard Von Rad (, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay!

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