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In the book of Deuteronomy chapter 19

Moses gave the justification for capital punishment in verses 11-12, and in verse 21 stated the famous line “Thou shalt not pity him, but shalt require life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

BUT

In Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17, it reads Thou shall not kill.

 

In the book of Deuteronomy chapter 21

In verse 18, it reads “If a man have a stubborn and unruly son, who will not hear the commandments of his father or mother, and being corrected, slighteth obedience … “ Then, “The people of the city shall stone him : and he shall die …

BUT

In Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17, it reads Thou shall not kill.

 

In the book of Deuteronomy chapter 22

In verses 13-29, death by stoning is the punishment for the following sins. 1. A woman marries while falsely claiming virginity (only she will be stoned), 2. Adultery (death to both the man and the woman), 3. An engaged woman and the man with whom she has sexual intercourse, and 4. A man who rapes an engaged virgin.

BUT

In Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17, it reads Thou shall not kill.” [If a man rapes a virgin who is not engaged, then he must pay her father fifty shekels, marry the woman, and may not divorce her.]

[In Deuteronomy chapter 24, Moses specified the procedure for divorce, which permitted only men to divorce their wives. Clearly, divorce, as a social practice, existed before Moses created a procedure.]

[In Deuteronomy chapter 25 verses 11-12, Moses said that if, a woman's husband is assailed, and she grabs an assailant by the genitals, her hand will be cut off.]

 

In the book of Deuteronomy chapter 31

In verse 8, it reads “And the Lord who is your leader, he himself will be with thee: he will not leave thee, nor forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” [This promise occurs several times (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8; Joshua 1:5; 1 Kings 8:57; 1 Chronicles 28:20; Psalms 9:10, 37:28, 94:14, Isaiah 41:17), but it is always made with unspoken conditions, and God often abandoned this promise (Deuteronomy 31:17; Judges 10:13; 1 Samuel 12:9; 1 Kings 9:9, 11:11; 2 Kings 22:15-20; 2 Chronicles 7:19-21, 15:2, 24:20, 26, 28:26, 34:25; Ezra 8:22; Jeremiah 9:13-16, 19:1-5, 22:1-5). The real promise is given in 1 Chronicles 28:9, and the conditions for the promise are given in Judges 2:1-3.]

BUT

In verse 17, it reads “And my wrath shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and will hide my face from them …

In verse 18, it reads “But I will hide, and cover my face in that day …” [God is a spirit, has no face, and cannot hide. These verses cannot be literally true.]

 

In the book of Deuteronomy chapter 34

In verse 5, Moses dies! [Clearly, then, at least the remainder of chapter 34 was written by some other person, but no mention is made.]

 

In the book of Joshua chapter 6

In verses 7-21 Joshua “wins” the battle of Jericho and Joshua’s army kills “… all that were in it, man and woman, young and old.

BUT

The battle was less than fair, because in Deuteronomy 3:21, God says to Joshua thatThe Lord your God himself will fight for you.

 

In the book of Joshua chapter 7

The Israelites lost their battle to conquer the city of Hai (verse 5), and Joshua learns that Achan “sinned against the Lord God of Israel” (verse 20). The Israelites took all of Achan’s possessions (verse24), and then “all Israel stoned him” and “the wrath of the Lord was turned away”. [The death of Achan placated God.]

BUT

In Deuteronomy 7:17-24, God promises the Israelites that He will "... drive out the nations that oppose the Israelites..."

AND

In Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17, it reads Thou shall not kill.

 

In the book of Joshua chapter 8

In verse 1, it reads “And the Lord said to Joshua “Fear not, nor be thou dismayed: take with thee all the multitude of fighting men, arise and go up to the town of Hai. Behold, I have delivered into thy hand the king thereof, and the people, and the city, and the land.” With the help of God, Joshua “wins” the battle, and takes the city, killing the army (12,000 men; verse 25). However, Joshua deemed it necessary to plunder the land of Hai, and his army continued the slaughter until “… all the inhabitants of Hai were slain.” (verse 26)

BUT

In Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17, it reads Thou shall not kill.

 

In the book of Joshua chapter 10

The Lord “delivers” the Amorrhites (dropping ‘great stones’ upon them; verse 11). Joshua’s men find five kings hiding in a cave, and Joshua orders their execution (verse 26), then moves on to Maceda, where he “… killed the king and all the inhabitants thereof”. He moved on to Lachis, where the Lord delivered it, and Joshua’s army “… put it to the sword, and every soul that was in it.”(verse 29). Then he went to Eglon and Hebron, took them, and destroyed them with the edge of the sword, and all the towns of that country, and all the souls that dwelt in them. (verses 34-37). All of this slaughter was done “… as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.” (verse 40)

BUT

In Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17, it reads Thou shall not kill.

AND

The battle with the Amorrhites ended “… when the sun was down …” (verse 27), but verse 28, it reads “The same day Joshua took Maceda, and destroyed it…” He then went on to take Lachis, Eglon, and Hebron (verses 31-39). [All in the “same day” even though the battle with the Amorrhites ended “when the sun was down”?]

 

In the book of Joshua chapter 11

In verses 1-11, Joshua defeats the army of king Jabin, and destroys the city of Hazor

BUT

In the book of Judges chapter 4:1-23 , Deborah defeats the army of king Jabin, and captures the city of Hazor.

 

In the book of Joshua chapter 24

In verse 29, Joshua died! [Clearly, then, at least the remainder of the chapter was written by another person, but no mention was made of that fact.]

 

In the book of Judges chapter 1

[Chapter 1 of this book begins with a repeat of the story of Axa as given in Joshua chapter 15 verses 13-16]

 

In the book of Judges chapter 2

In verse 1, it reads “And an angel of the Lord went up from Galgal to the place of weepers, and said: … and I promised I would not make void my covenant with you forever.

BUT

In verse 20, it reads “ And the wrath of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he said : Behold this nation hath made void my covenant which I had made with their fathers …” So, “the Lord being angry with Israel delivered them into the hands of Chusan Rasathaim king of Mesopotamia and they served eight years.” (chapter 3 verse 8) [However, the threats given in Leviticus chapter 26 for failing to keep the covenant did not occur. Also, even though the covenant was declared void, later authors made numerous references to a covenant, which meant that to those authors, the covenant still existed. (see 3 Kings 19 , and 4 Kings chapters 14, 15, and 17 as examples).]

 

In the book of Judges chapter 3

In verse 9, it reads, “And they cried to the Lord who raised them up a savior, and delivered them, to wit, Othoniel … he went out to fight, and the Lord delivered into his hands Chusan Rasathalm king of Syria and overthrew him.

THEN

In verse 12, it reads, “And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the Lord : who strengthened against them Eglon, king of Moab : because they did evil in his sight.” So, “the children of Israel served Eglon king of Moab eighteen years.” (verse 14)

BUT

In verse 15, it reads “And afterwards they cried to the Lord, who raised them up a savior called Aod … “ And Aod said (verse 28)“… Follow me for the Lord hath delivered our enemies the Moabites into our hands.”, and “they slew the Moabites at that time, about ten thousand, all strong and valiant men: none of them could escape.” (verse 29) [So, in spite of repeated acts of ‘evil’, and voiding their covenant, twice God ‘raised them up a savior’ and rescued them from oppression. God’s behavior is a direct contradiction to God’s instruction in Deuteronomy 2:9, and the threats given in Leviticus chapter 26.]

 

In the book of Judges chapter 4

In verses 1-3, it reads, “And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord after the death of Aod. And the Lord delivered them up into the hands of Jaban king of Chanaan who reigned in Asor … And the children of Israel cried to the Lord: for he had … for twenty years oppressed them.

So, Debbora tells Barac to lead an army, saying to him (verse 14) “Arise, for this day wherein the Lord hath delivered Sisara [ a general in the army of king Jaban] into thy hands.” In verse 15, it reads, “And the Lord struck terror into Sisara … and he fled away on foot.” Then, in verse 16, “Barac pursued after the fleeting chariots and the army … and the multitude of the enemies was utterly destroyed.” Then, in verses 23-24, it reads “So God that day humbled Jaban the king of Chanaan before the children of Israel: who grew stronger and with a mighty hand overpowered Jaban king of Chanaan till they quite destroyed him.

BUT

In Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17, it reads “ Thou shall not kill.” [So, in spite of doing “evil in the sight of God” God ‘raised them up a savior’ and rescued them from oppression. God’s behavior is a direct contradiction to the threats given in Leviticus chapter 26. ]

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