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Q&A#36 Was Israel Wrong to Ask for a King?

Alastair Roberts

Q&A#36 Was Israel Wrong to Ask for a King?

September 1, 2018
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Today's question: "Was it a sin for Israel to ask for a king? 1 Sam 8 makes it seem so. But then Deut 17 seemingly gives permission for Israel to ask for a king. How should we think about Israel's monarchy? Should it have happened, or is it an example of an evil that God used for good?"

The post on Solomon that I mention in the video can be found here: https://theopolisinstitute.com/article/exodus-in-1-kings/.

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