It is irrelevant to say that killing is different than murdering when babies are involved. Those terms are interchangeable when butchering kids. Carrying out "capital punishment" on babies is going to an further extreme to justify wholesale genocide. These people wanted to kill everyone, so they put God's command on it to justify their actions and give it a happy face like lipstick on a pig. Sorry, I don't believe that God would tell Moses to tell His most holy people to butcher babies, but spare 32,000 virgins for further use.
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