One of the things I love about the Old Testament are the countervailing voices, the way the Bible argues with itself. For example, in Unclean and Stranger God I spend time pointing out how Israel's prophetic tradition likes to pick fights with the Levitical tradition.
Another place where you see a fight break out is in the Psalms in how God and Israel feel about the exile.
Side - God - Israel
On one side you have God's perspective: "Israel, you deserve this."
Most - High - Statutes
and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.
as unreliable as a faulty bow.
They angered him with their high places;
they aroused his jealousy with their idols.
When God heard them, he was furious;
he rejected Israel completely.
Tent - Humans
the tent he had set up among humans.
his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
He gave his people over to...
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