02 October 2009

Joshua utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God commanded.

The title pretty much says it all on this one. It's kind of boring reading though.
Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain : and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho. Joshua 10.28
The same thing happens in the same way seven times, all in about a dozen verses or so.
Then Joshua ... fought against Libnah: And the LORD delivered it also ... and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain. 10.29-30

The LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which took it … and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein. 10.32

Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining. 10.33

Joshua passed unto Eglon … and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day. 10.34-35

Joshua went up … unto Hebron; and they fought against it: And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining. 10.36-37

Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and fought against it: And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining. 10.38-39

So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded. 10.40

And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel. 10.42
God delivers a kingdom and Joshua kills everyone in it "with the edge of the sword."

And you can't blame it all on Joshua, either. He was just following orders, destroying everything that breathed, "as the Lord God of Israel commanded."

(Estimated number of victims: 7000, 1000 from each of seven cities.)

8 comments:

twillight said...

At least we really know that Hitler really took most of his ideas from the Bible for real.

myminddroppings said...

If God & Joshua were a business their product branding would be

a. Mayhem-R-Us
b. God Josh M'Gosh
c. Josh-o-Cola (God's kool-aid)
d. Josh-agra - still standing!

And the Bible ought to re-named to Killipedia

busterggi said...

Does the bible say anything about Yahweh healing Joshua's carpal tunnel syndrome because with all that repetative sword slashing....

matt311 said...

Joshua = Adolph Eichmann?

The Biblical Christian said...

Yes, God killed a lot, and He sometimes did command His people to kill those whom He did not favor. But you are all talking like how that disproves His existence. It doesn't.

Steve Wells said...

Biblical Christian,

Where do I say that God's killings disprove his existence?

His killings don't prove that he doesn't exist. They prove that he is evil.

The Biblical Christian said...

"Where do I say that God's killings disprove his existence? "

Okay, I'm glad that you know that they don't disprove Him. But I've seen many Atheists talk like they do. I apologize for mistaking you as one.

"His killings don't prove that he doesn't exist. They prove that he is evil."

How is it evil? Numerous verses in the Bible, such as 1 John 4:8, state that God is love.

joshua said...

Yahweh is certainly love - unless you are a member of a nearby tribe who believes in a slightly different god. Or if you are a young child who lived among said tribe. Or one of their donkeys.