06 March 2010

God killed one million Ethiopians

In the killing before last, God killed 500,000 Israelites. That was pretty impressive. But here, in the next chapter, God killed a million Ethiopians.

God got involved in this killing because he liked Asa, the king of Juda, so much. Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord by destroying the temples of other gods and forbidding their worship.
Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God: For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves. 2 Chronicles 14.2-3
And he drove homosexuals out of the land.
And he took away the sodomites out of the land. 1 Kings 15.12
So when the Ethiopians attacked Judah while Asa was king, you know which side God was on.
There came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand. 2 Chronicles 14.9
All Asa had to do was ask.
Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. 2 Chronicles 14.11
And God killed all 1,000,000 Ethiopians, apparently all at once, in a single day.
So the LORD smote the Ethiopians ... they were destroyed before the LORD. 2 Chronicles 14.12-13
It was the largest, single, God-assisted slaughter in the Bible. (And according to McEvedy and Jones, it would have killed five times the entire Ethiopian population at the time.)


TwoYaks said...

Given the events of the bible likely never happened, I would say the Nazis, who did in fact commit that genocide, are far worse.

twillight said...

Given the events of the bible are claimed to be true, and its believers consider it "the infallible words of God", therefor there is no distinction between the two for them, I say, think it through once more.

busterggi said...

And does the bible explain how the Ethiopians got to Judah?

I mean, didn't the Egyptians notice this massive army tromping through their kingdom?

Opus Croakus said...

Think if God had the technology and tools available to Hitler. Yikes!

I never could understand why the god of a bronze age text would limit himself to technologies of bronze age man. Swords? Chariots? Really?

Should God have used the weapons of modern man to do his smitin', I'm sure there would be not a living cell on the earth today.

Sorry to go off topic a bit. Just a thought.

Rod Martin, Jr. said...

Wow! I'm not going to bother with this book. If it can't get its facts straight on this one point, then what else is there not to believe? Perhaps the entire book is suspect.

"So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled" (2 Chronicles 14:12, KJV).

Killed a million? Very funny! Read the last phrase.

If there were a million to begin with (a thousand thousand Ethiopians), then who was left to do the fleeing? Re-do your math.

More importantly, God doesn't care about these Homo sapiens bodies. They are only tools to help rescue his children (the immortal spirit, within).

How many cars would you wreck to save your children? (If you're smart enough to understand this analogy, there may be hope for you, yet.)

Unknown said...

Rod Martin:
English Standard Version:
Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar, and the Ethiopians fell until none remained alive, for they were broken before the LORD and his army. The men of Judah carried away very much spoil.