Did God commit genocide?

boatsnguitars wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 7:07 am

otseng wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 9:26 am First you have to prove it was a genocide that was based on race. As I’ve argued, it’s not genocide, but a judgment based on sin. It doesn’t even make sense that God would commit genocide against the Israelites.

It was genocide.

Typically genocide is referring to killing a population based on race, nationality, religion, or any other amoral reasons. In this sense, no there was no genocide in the Bible. If genocide is defined as simply killing an entire population, then I agree such a genocide did occur. However, it was not based on any amoral reason, but based on judgment of sins, which is justifiable.