God demonstrates the power of His judgment. Rahab’s story, set in the midst of the conquest narrative, also demonstrates the power of repentance, faith, and God’s willingness to spare His enemies when they choose to identify with God’s people. Rahab thus enters the NT hall of fame—and faith (Heb 11:31; Jms 2:25).
Christopher Wright, “Is the Old Testament Ethical?,” in The Apologetics Study Bible: Real Questions, Straight Answers, Stronger Faith, ed. Ted Cabal et al. (Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2007), 116–117.
However, Does Christopher Wiright's money-making book address: De:23:3: An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:
Here we have the Moabites who want to go about their daily lives worshipping Chemosh in their own land but who seem to have annoyed Yahweh and thus deserved death, and yet they are unable to become Jewish or worship Yahweh.Episode 2 of "God inspires Psychopaths to do his Bidding"
(Commentary from Easton's Bible Dictionary, verses from KJV)Jehu, King of Israel.
During the progress of a war against the Syrians, Jehoram, the king of Israel, had returned to Jezreel, with, Ahaziah, king of Judah. The commanders left behind, met in council; and a messenger from Elisha appeared in the camp, and took Jehu from the council, and anointed him king over Israel, (The messenger immediately disappeared (2 Kings 9:5, 6).) The other commanders then proclaimed him king and he went to Jezreel, where, he slew Jehoram,
On entering the city, Jehu commanded the eunuchs of the royal palace to cast down Jezebel into the street, where her mangled body was trodden under foot by the horses. Jehu was now master of Jezreel, and commanded the eunuchs to appear before him with the decapitated heads of all the royal princes of Samaria. These were piled up in two heaps at his gate. At "the shearing-house" (2 Kings 10:12-14) other forty-two connected with the house of Ahab were put to death (2 Kings 10:14). "He was one of those decisive, terrible, and ambitious, yet prudent, calculating, and passionless men whom God from time to time raises up to change the fate of empires and execute his judgments on the earth."2Ki:10:9: And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all these?
2Ki:10:10: Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah.
2Ki:10:11: So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
2Ki:10:12: And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,
2Ki:10:13: Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to salute the children of the king and the children of the queen.
2Ki:10:14: And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.