I’ve discussed in other documents the killing inspired by, directed by or committed by god in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Joshua. Let me now turn to other killings by god or under god’s direction.
Judges: This brutal chapter of the old testament. There are six genocides: God selected the tribe of Judah to kill Canaanites and steal their land, the Jerusalem massacre, god assisted the massacre of three in Hebron, one in Zephath and one in Bethel. God sent a message via a knife blade in the belly of his messenger. The slaughter of the Moabites occurs in this chapter and of Philistines with an “ox goad, and the slaughter of Canaanites. Jael pounds a tent stake through a sleeping man’s skull.
“Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him , and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.” Judges 4.21
“Blessed above women shall Jael ... be, blessed shall she be above women ...
"He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.
"She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples ... there he fell down dead. Judges 5."
Jeez, I am getting really tired of all these murders, slaughters, massacres directed by god or performed by him. Where is this god of love you talk about? Where is the generous, caring, compassionate, forgiving lord of your faith?
~ A TABLE OF GOD’S KILLINGS
Wells, Steve (2013-10-31). Drunk with Blood - God's Killings in the Bible . SAB Books. Kindle Edition.