By David A. Leiter
The Bible has a name for being approximately violence within the previous testomony and approximately peace within the New testomony. David A. Leiter deconstructs that oversimplifiednotion as he explores passages within which God demands the making of peace. by way of deciding upon key typologies, Leiter exhibits the previous Testament's relevance to this day s struggles for peace.
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This passage is unusual in that it describes an unlikely situation of nonviolence between two countries at war. But it is in the unusual that unexpected and transformative elements often emerge. In this story, a peaceful outcome develops in creative fashion. The story unfolds as Elisha thwarts an attack against Israel by the Arameans (that is, the Syrians). The king of Syria consults his advisers, and they identify Elisha as the culprit. The text does not say how Elisha knew about the Syrian king’s planned ambushes.
E. Renner writes the following about shalom: It is a rich and very diversified expression which is able to hold many different nuances of meaning—indeed, it can express all that is highest and best for Israel, in society, politics, cult, family 30 Neglected Voices relationships, as well as for the whole of humankind and the cosmos itself. That it is the prime blessing that a God of peace could convey to a disoriented and chaotic world caused by human disobedience of his covenants, and at the same time be challenge and provocation to human beings to pray for it, to work for it and above all to receive it .
There is worship and celebration. Due to any destruction, captivity, and violence that came about through Abraham’s act of deliverance, a true sense of shalom does not exist at this point. However, there is a degree of peace that emerges because the war and violence have come to an end. This peace is one that surfaces following war, abduction, and oppression. It’s a peace not brought about by amicable or diplomatic means but by coercion and force. After the violence and the war, this is what we have left.