Dr. Timmer Reviews Book on Nahum

Dr. Dan Timmer, associate professor of Old Testament at RTS Jackson, reviewed Social Identity in Nahum: A Theological-Ethical Enquiry by Jan Petrus Bosman on TheGospelCoalition.org

The review begins, "This timely volume began as a ThD dissertation completed at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) under Hendrick Bosman in 2005. Writing with sensitivity to social identity and its role in conflict and to his position within the theological tradition of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, Bosman brings Nahum’s message to bear on the question how 'texts form and legitimize an ethos whereby eliminating the other (for example, through avoidance, apartheid laws or destruction) is not seen as wrong, bad, or evil, but fits into a coherent scheme of how the world of right and wrong is structured..."

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