Animosity in its quite a few kinds, together with enmity, struggle, murder, family violence, non secular hostility, and retaliation, is a perennial challenge that has plagued each kind of interpersonal and foreign dating because the sunrise of human lifestyles. The essays during this quantity, providing views from 3 continents, research how animosity is known and offered within the biblical textual content and its old and literary contexts. The authors realize while that the Bible itself and the way it's been used have occasionally contributed to the matter of animosity and hence search to glean any insights that may tackle this challenge within the modern global, which this day is a urgent international hindrance. The members 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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