@JasonWalker Yes - I can understand the confusion people experience reading these passages given our historical context. May God open the eyes of the communities who struggle to understand these Old Testament passages and give you wisdom as you reach out to them.
It has always helped me to remember that, in a way, God is a missionary to a broken world. In my opinion, God is the ultimate missionary. So when God came to ancient Israel He moved their culture in the direction of truth - He spoke truth into their culture. God did not try to replace their culture, but rather spoke into it - He redeemed it.
We see the apostle Paul do something similar in his own day - “And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.” (Ephesians 6:9)
God was speaking into the existing culture to redeem and move it towards the ideal. We sometimes wish God would jump straight to the ideal. But God, in His wisdom, as the ultimate missionary, spoke redemption into the cultures of those times using concepts familiar to them as He still speaks today into our culture. Just as God, in His wisdom, sent Christ at the right time.
Galatians 4:4-5 - “But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
Acts 17:26-27 - " From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us."
Do you find that concept helpful?