Animosity in its a variety of types, together with enmity, warfare, murder, family violence, spiritual hostility, and retaliation, is a perennial challenge that has plagued each kind of interpersonal and foreign dating because the sunrise of human life. The essays during this quantity, delivering views from 3 continents, research how animosity is known and awarded within the biblical textual content and its historic and literary contexts. The authors realize even as that the Bible itself and the way it's been used have occasionally contributed to the matter of animosity and therefore search to glean any insights that may handle this challenge within the modern global, which this day is a urgent international crisis. The participants are Henk Bakker, Paul B. Decock, John T. Fitzgerald, J. J. Fritz Krüger, Outi Leppä, Dirk G. van der Merwe, Marius Nel, Eric Peels, Jeremy Punt, Fika J. van Rensburg, Rainer G. H. Reuter, Herrie F. van Rooy, Eben Scheffler, and Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman.
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