Originally Posted by knowcheeze
So Kephrem....did God really instruct Moses to slaughter 200,000 men women and children....or is that Torah verses that have been tampered with????
What I do know is the reasoning for the destruction is written about in the so-called lost books of the Bible:
3 For it was thy will to destroy by the hands of our fathers both those old inhabitants of thy holy land,
4 Whom thou hatedst for doing most odious works of witchcrafts, and wicked sacrifices;
5 And also those merciless murderers of children, and devourers of man's flesh, and the feasts of blood,
6 With their priests out of the midst of their idolatrous crew, and the parents, that killed with their own hands souls destitute of help:
7 That the land, which thou esteemedst above all other, might receive a worthy colony of God's children.
Apocrypha: Wisdom Chapter 12