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The Old Testament and the genocide in Gaza

“You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.” --Leviticus, Chapter 26, verses 7-9

“When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations . . . then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.” --Deuteronomy 7:1-2

“ . . . do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them . . . as the Lord your God has commanded you . . .” --Deuteronomy 20:16

There is not much doubt amongst Biblical scholars that the Hebrew Bible contains some highly charged non-ethical suggestions, some of which are no less than a call for a genocide.

Biblical scholar Raymund Schwager has found in the Old Testament 600 p


Added: Jan-9-2009 Occurred On: Jan-9-2009
By: berlin_hamann
Tags: israel, mass, murder, old, testament, gaza, violence
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