As you know there are passages in the Old Testament where God, directly or through his prophets, orders his people to kill men, women, children and even animals. Can you refer me to an article or book that can help me understand, for lack of a better word, the “morality” or “justice” of those actions?
The way my father explained it was that God revealed himself gradually to his people, culminating in Jesus, who is Love. The conduct of the Jews in the Old Testament was therefore moral at any given time given their evolving degree of understanding the nature of God. I get that to some extent, but I’d like to go deeper. Thank you!