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Can we trust the Bible?

(Ethnic Cleansing in the Bible #7)

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If the Bible's accounts of the destruction of the Canaanites are exaggerated for effect, how can we trust other things in the Bible? For example, can we trust what it says about the resurrection of Jesus?

In this video, Paul Copan says that we need to pay attention to the type of literature that we are dealing with: we must treat the Bible according to its genre, or literary character, and not assume that we always have to read it literally. For example, when we read about the trees of the field clapping their hands, or the mountain singing, we take this as metaphorical. In the same way, we have good reason to take the texts about the destruction of the Canaanites as being exaggerations. But this does not apply to the accounts of the resurrection.

Seventh video in the series 'Ethnic Cleansing in the Bible?' with professor Paul Copan, author of 'Is God a moral monster?'

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