Rough text? Elizabeth Coleman continues her search for the God of the Hebrew Bible

‘God is a god of anger, but also of mercy.’

God will have Mercy on the People of Jacob, Marc Chagall,1952

One of the things we may have learned at school and Sunday school is that the God of the Old Testament was a God of anger, while the God of the New Testament is a God of love. But is that fair? Who is the God of the Old Testament? (I prefer to speak of it as the Hebrew Bible, since ‘Old Testament’ may imply that Christianity has superseded Judaism.)

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