DVD 4: Why did the Israelites kill people?

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CLIVE

I see you’re reading the Bible again.

IAN

Yep.

CLIVE

That usually means you’re developing a big question.

IAN

Yep.

CLIVE

Okay – what is it?

IAN

Lots of people died.

CLIVE

What’ya mean?

IAN

In all these battles. The Israelites killed lots of people. Did God WANT them to die?

CLIVE 

Oh – my. That is a very tricky question. I guess it’s time for –

CHESTER WHIGGET

“Tricky Bits with Buck Denver!”

BUCK 

Buck isn’t here right now… please leave a message after the beep.

(pause) Beep!

CHESTER WHIGGET

And now it’s time for… “Tricky Bits with Phil!”

PHIL

This is actually one of the trickiest bits in the whole Bible. When the Israelites entered the land of Canaan, there were already people living there who didn’t want to leave. Most of those people were eventually killed by the Israelites. Why was it okay for the Israelites to take land from other people, and how could it POSSIBLY be okay for the Israelites to KILL them to get it?!?

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