|Killing Event||Verse||Estimated number killed|
|1||Noah's Flood||Genesis 7:23||20,000,000?|
|2||Sodom and Gomorrah||Genesis 19:24||1,000?|
|3||Lot's wife||Genesis 19:26||1|
|4||Er who was "wicked in the sight of the Lord"||Genesis 38:7, 1 Chronicles 2:3||1|
|5||Onan for spilling his seed||Genesis 38:10||1|
|6||A 7 year, world-wide famine||Genesis 41:25-54||70,000 ?|
So in Genesis, there were 6 killing events, with 3 named victims, and an estimated total of 30 million or so.
But there are a few things that I've left off the list that I should mention, since they provide more evidence of God's murderous nature.
- God sent "great plagues" on the Pharaoh for believing Abraham's lie (about Sarah being his sister). Since the Bible doesn't say what these plagues were or whether or not anyone died in them, I have left them off the list. Genesis 12:17
- God either commanded or approved of animal sacrifices to him by Abel, Noah, and Abraham.
- God threatened to kill Abimelech and his people for believing Abraham's lie (about the ever-beautiful 90 year old Sarah being his sister). Genesis 20:3-7
- God told Abraham to abandon his first son (Ishmael) and Hagar (Ishmael's mother) in the desert. Genesis 21:10-14
- God commanded Abraham to kill his second son (Isaac) by offering him as a burned sacrifice, and God rewarded Abraham for being willing to do so. Genesis 22:2-13
- Jacob's sons tricked all of the men of a city and then killed them (after first having them all circumcised), taking their wives and children captive. God didn't seem to mind. Genesis 34:1-31 (Brick Testament Story)
- "The terror of God was on cities round about them." Since the Bible doesn't say what "the terror of God" was or whether any people were killed by it, I have left it off the list. Genesis 34:5