The Bible “contains over six hundred passages that explicitly talk about nations, kings, or individuals attacking, destroying, and killing others. . . . Aside from the approximately one thousand verses in which Yahweh himself appears as the direct executioner of violent punishments, counts about 1.2 million deaths from mass killing that are specifically enumerated in the Bible.

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Though the historical accounts in the Old Testament are fictitious they offer a window into the lives and values of Near Eastern civilizations in the mid-1st millennium BCE.
Human life held no value in comparison with unthinking obedience to custom and authority.

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