In Shattered Trust: The Death of Moses, Dr. Larry S. Milner presents a detailed analysis of the role of Moses in the Israelite Exodus from Egypt. He shows that Moses took it upon himself to punish the disobedient ex-slaves with a death penalty that was not approved by God. Because of this, Moses was prohibited from crossing the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land. Dr. Milner explains how this was a punishment that was consistent with the principles of Divine Justice found in the Written Torah. Dr. Milner closely examines the passage in the book of Numbers where Moses struck the rock at Meribah to produce water, rather than speak to it, as directed by God. This is the event which is widely thought to be the reason Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. He presents the view that this reason was a late addition to the Written Torah, intended to rehabilitate the reputation of Moses.
This book is major analysis of a complicated historical set of events. Dr. Milner supports his position with citations from hundreds of publications included in his bibliography.
Shattered Trust: The Death of Moses will assist biblical scholars who seek perspectives on biblical events that are considered controversial views.
The lessons that the Torah meant to teach about the death of Moses cannot be sanitized, and the reasons for his punishment remains an important part of what defines the principles of Divine Justice … I contend that he was not allowed to enter the Promised Land because of capital crimes, and not because of disobedience of a directive given by God. What we must revere are the fundamentals of Divine Justice, and the proper way in which all mankind should act, in order to follow the precepts set forth by the Almighty God. -Dr. Larry S. Milner
- Publisher : Mazo Publishers (March 15, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 774 pages
- Author: Dr. Larry S. Milner
- ISBN-13 : 978-1946124869
- Item Weight : 2.91 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 1.75 x 9.21 inches