Violence as theological problem is a relative newcomer to the scene of Old
Testament studies. It was only during the 1970's that violence was given
major attention by Old Testament scholars. In a number of studies the main
focus was on Yahweh and his relation to violence. By the late 1970's the
theories of Rene Girard on violence were applied to the Old Testament and
played an important role in the thinking of Old Testament scholars on
violence. In the last part of the article proposed solutions to the problem of
violence in the Old Testament are discussed.
Continued 2001 as 'Verbum et Ecclesia'
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