Lyons, William L.
William L. Lyons is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Regent University. He completed his Ph.D. in Religions of Western Antiquity at Florida State University.2010 0-7734-3834-3
The study is the first extensive analysis of the biblical exegesis of three prominent biblical scholars (Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Peter C. Craigie, and Tremper Longman, III) who represent different perspectives within the evangelical community about how to read these difficult passages of war. The work draws the reader beyond the current cultural debate about what some have called “holy war”, allowing scholars to formulate independent conclusions about herem based on a close reading of biblical passages and in dialogue with evangelical biblical interpretation.