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OT God Commanding People to Kill

From: nocTifer 
Subject: OT God Commanding People to Kill
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 01:29:56 -0800 (PST)

God and Slaying

Examples of the divine depicted as giving commands to kill 
(there are countless examples of the divine doing the killing):
commanded	to kill		why		citation
Abraham		son Isaac	sacrifice	Genesis:22:1-2
 	the Lord commands Abraham to sacrifice his son

Israelites	enemies		Reward		Leviticus 26:7

	Mt Sinai
	the Lord commands Moses to conquer his enemies

Moses		Amorites	Conquering	Numbers 21:34-5

	the Lord informs Moses of his aid in Moses' war

Moses		Midianites	Revenge		Numbers 31

	the Lord commands Moses to avenge the Israelites

Joshua		City of Ai	Conquering	Joshua 8:18-22

	the Lord gives the omen-signal to conquer Ai

Israelites	Israelites	War Suicide	Judges 20:18,23/21/25

	God commands Joshua to wage war and thousands die

Saul		Amalekites	Revenge+	I Samuel 15:2-3

	the Lord commands Saul to wage war on Amalekites

extra credit:

God rewards or is assisting when someone is killed

who kills	who is killed		citation

All Israel	Anchor and family	Joshua 7:24-26

Jael		Sisera, murdered	Judges 6:24-26 (angel)

Samson		30 w/ Lordspirit	Judges 14:19 (spirit)

Samson      1000s w/ Lordspirit	Judges 15-16


death required for
[note there are countless death penalties described]

crime				citation
family tries to convert you     Deut 13:6

religious beliefs are different	Deut 17:2-7

does not listen to priest	Deut 17:12-13

false prophets                  Deut 18:20

all males of conquered cities	Deut 20:13

examples of God called upon to help slay

who calls   to slay     result		citation
Israel      Canaanites  destroyed   	Numbers 21:1-3

Elijah	    102 men 	destroyed	II Kings 1:9-15


the God is exalted as an instructor of Warfare

who exalts		citation

David			II Samuel 22:35



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