Talk:Joshua (Biblical book)

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It is considered one the more troubling books of the Bible due to its unambiguous exhortations to genocide - for example, after Joshua has massacred the entire population of Jericho (Joshua 6:20), God instructs him to 'Do to Ai what you did to Jericho' (Joshua 8:1).

I didn't say anyone "liked" genocide. I asked who called it "troubling". God killed lots of people with the flood; is that genocide?

Not trying to stop you're creative input here, but this is no school bulletin board. Writing must be encyclopedic. (Not that I can always write that well, myself.) --Ed Poor 20:12, 26 March 2007 (EDT)

The examples I gave were sourced to the book itself - the only unsourced claim was that some people tend to find the mass slaying of civilians a little distasteful. I can find some links for that as well if you like. MisMud 20:47, 26 March 2007 (EDT)

Please. And please distinguish between (1) dislike genocide in general and (2) regard God's command to 'kill them all' as genocide. I've yet to meet a Christian or Jew who holds that view. --Ed Poor 20:56, 26 March 2007 (EDT)
See kids? If God tells you to kill everyone, down to the last toddler and infant, it's not genocide!
Thanks for clearing that up for us, Ed. --PF Fox 19:37, 25 May 2007 (EDT)

even so, isn't it supposed to be 'one OF the more troubling books'? KTB 23:35, 16 September 2007 (EDT)

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