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Did God command genocide in the Old Testament? If so, why?

That is, the deliberate murder of a large group, based upon their ethnicity or genetic makeup

Ezekiel 25:12 - 14

ESV - 12 Thus says the Lord God : Because Edom acted revengefully against the house of Judah and has grievously offended in taking vengeance on them. 13 Therefore thus says the Lord God, I will stretch out my hand against Edom and cut off from it man and beast. And I will make it desolate; from Teman even to Dedan they shall fall by the sword.

Clarify Share Report Asked October 29 2014 Mini pj edelman

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