An OT story that makes me queasy is in Exodus 32 part of the Golden Calf incident – where the sons of Levi gather before Moses as “those who are on the Lord’s side” and proceed to slay “every man his brother, and every man his companion and every man his neighbor” What a horror! and this is what it means to be on the Lord’s side? Well that phrase is our tipoff I suppose that this story is about scapegoating because God is not in rivalry with anything that is!