It looks like whoever wrote the Flood story has a bone to pick with the Canaanites.
The Bible Tells Me So
The Bible bears the marks of the messiness of the diverse human drama. Christian theology, if it wishes to be compelling and speak into people’s lives, needs to incorporate that fact, not shy away from it.
A willingness to accept how Scripture comes to us is a mark of faith and trust in God, not an act of disloyalty to God.
In The Bible Tells Me So, I have a section called “Stories Work,” which is my conclusion to chapter 3, “God Likes Stories.” My point there is that the writers of the biblical narratives were storytellers. They recalled the past “often the very distant past, not ‘objectively,’ but purposefully. They had skin in the game. These were their stories. […]
Let’s talk about how our view of the God and our view of the Bible are enmeshed. Here is one example. If your dominant vision of God is of a sovereign king, enthroned above, who communicates to his subjects through written decrees mediated to inspired men borne along by God’s spirit to insure the accuracy of the […]