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Painting of Hagar and Ishmael in the wilderness

Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos

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Painting of Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dreams

Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos, Part II: Kingship and Servanthood within the Elected Family

The Hebraic morals of kingship emerge in the struggle between Joseph and his brothers. This confounding story inverts the typical relationship between ruler and ruled.

Part of the Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos series

Painting of Hagar and Ishmael in the wilderness

Morality in the Bible: Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos, Part I

Surprisingly, the destructiveness, and even violence, evident within Abraham and Sarah’s family are exactly what suits it to God’s restorative purpose. This family is God’s answer to a violent and destructive world.

Part of the Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos series