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Midweek: “Does God command the Israelites to commit genocide?”

October 19, 2016 Speaker: Robert Ward Series: Midweek: “Hard Sayings of the Bible” (Fall 2016)

Passage: Deuteronomy 7:1–26

In the third of our six-part series on difficult teachings of Scripture, Robert Ward considers the words of Deuteronomy 7 and Joshua 6, in which the Lord commands Israel to wipe out entire peoples, specifically the Canaanites. Is God sanctioning genocide?