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MWF: Does God command the Israelites to commit genocide?

October 19, 2016 Speaker: Robert Ward Series: MWF: Hard Sayings of the Bible

Passage: Deuteronomy 7:1–7:26

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?