Hello from r/religion. Background: On a recent thread regarding if the Bible was edited, someone brought up that the Bible (Tanakh + NT) is used by parents to tell their children that they need him (you know who I’m talking about), which makes the Bible a bad book. Because the sub is an interfaith sub and used by various religions, a Jew responded:
Not my parents.
Lucky you! But, there’s still the part where God gives instructions on how to commit a genocide. Just did that chapter in Deuteronomy. Don’t forget the instructions on how to buy, keep, and treat slaves in Exodus and Leviticus. This is right after Yahweh freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and the first thing they do is figure out how to have slaves themselves. “It’s only bad when it happens to us!”
I believe they’re referring to Deuteronomy 25:19, Leviticus 25:44-46, and Exodus 21:1-10.
Well, is it true? It appears Slavery is fine in Halacha and that God supported genocide except when it’s targeting Jews. But I’m not Jewish and I don’t study Torah or anything like that, so is there like an alternate explanation for those verses or something??
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