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  1. #1 Does to Old Testament of the Bible approve of murder? 
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    Does the Old Testament of the Bible approve of murder? For example somebody, who is Jewish I presume, who sacrifices to other gods or performs sorcery must be destroyed in The Laws of Moses. Is this considered murder or ethnic cleansing.

    Is murder ever allowable? Like in defense of self or another?


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    Murder in the Bible


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    I think the argument is that it's not murder if they've committed certain sins - it's capital punishment.

    One such 'sin' is being a disobedient child. Fun times.
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    Killing is allowed in most societies for various reasons. It's only called murder if it goes against the prevailing moral code. This changes over time.
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    Obviously the Old Testament does condone "killing" as a form of just punishment for select "crimes". But murder is clearly forbidden in the old testament, too. And various portions of the old testament are not necessarily in agreement on what justifiies killing as an appropriate puniishment for an alleged "sin". What a surprise . . . the bible actually reveals variation in thought.
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