Bibliography

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Paynter, Helen. God of Violence Yesterday, God of Love Today?: Wrestling Honestly with the Old Testament. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019.

L. Daniel Hawk. The Violence of the Biblical God: Canonical Narrative and Christian Faith. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019

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