This article appeared in The Idaho Statesman March 3. 


ALLIANCE GAVE FLAWED ANALYSIS OF SCRIPTURE
by Rabbi Dan Fink  (rabbi for the Ahavath Beth Israel congregation)
 
   What does the Bible say about how to manage our state’s wolf population?  A recent Statesman article presented the perspective of the Idaho Values Alliance.  The group’s position is based on several verses from the book of Leviticus, in which God proclaims:  “If you follow my decrees, I will remove savage beasts from the land.  But if you do not listen to me, I will send wild animals against you.”  According to the IVA, this passage provides a scriptural mandate to hunt and destroy wolf packs.
   There are, however, several flaws in their interpretation.[…] Read on…

 
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4 Responses to Alliance presents flawed interpretation

  1. avatar Moose says:

    “If you follow my decrees, I will remove savage beasts from the land. But if you do not listen to me, I will send wild animals against you.”

    So, does this make Tim Sundles and Ron Gillett ‘Angels of God’ in their view?

  2. avatar Steve says:

    I wonder if god meant humans when he said “savage beasts”.

  3. avatar Dave J says:

    Excellent analysis by Rabbi Fink. Those who worship with him should be very proud, and those of us who don’t should be thankful.

  4. avatar skyrim says:

    Amen Brother, Amen……………

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