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|| Introducing election and nonelection : Christian interpretation -- Jewish election theologies : exclusion and disgrace? -- Blessing or curse? Abraham, election, and the nations : the story of Abimelech -- An unchosen figure who saves a people (Exodus 2: 1-10) -- Numbers : Balaam and YHWH's irrevocable love for Israel -- Israel and the nations in Deuteronomy -- Chosen and unchosen : can good come from a God who favors? -- Appendix 1. The tendency to view Balaam as sinner -- Appendix 2. Ḥerem in the Old Testament : an overview.