Comment: These commands were prefaced by "Thus saith the Lord."

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These commands were prefaced by "Thus saith the Lord."

These orders to kill were not given by men who were in a vacuum. Conclusion: These commands were given by the Almighty, no one else. That's how they were interpreted by the Hebrews. Moses, Joshua, Samuel, etc. all spoke this way. "Thus saith the Lord," places the source of the command on God, not men. They would have not listened if they hadn't first said those magic words. Superior morality and killing babies are diametrically opposed to one another. I am not calling you any of the things that you mention.