Apologia Pro Morta Sua – Hershael York

Joshua 8:24-25, “When Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai and struck it down with the edge of the sword. And all who fell that day, both men and women, were 12,000, all the people of Ai.”

I meant to draw your attention to this message some time ago, but alas, it got lost in the pile.  It happens.  But like a child rummaging through an old attic, I stumbled upon this dusty gem, and with wide eyes, exclaimed, “Oh, what is this?”

I’ll tell you what it is.  It’s a message given at the SBTS chapel.  In it the speaker wrestles with the question of holy war, or genocide.  In many ways, this should be clumped with those messages I highlighted at an earlier date which explore certain imprecations in the Psalms.  You can find the post here: Link 

As you’re probably aware, many have addressed the issue of holy war.  But few address it well. 

This speaker is numbered among the few.  So if you’re interested in the topic, or if perhaps you’re reading through Joshua, consider giving this a listen.  I trust it will prove helpful.

Difficulty: Tough subject matter, but easy to follow.

Must Listen Factor: Moderate. 

Length: Around 35 minutes.      

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