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You Shall Not Murder

You Shall Not Murder

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The prohibition against killing (v. 13) actually means murder, which is quite different than the sort of killing that goes on in the course of a battle. A distinction between murder and death in battle is apparent in David’s statement in 1 Kings 2:5. A whole range of circumstances that lead to death will be dealt with in 21:12–27. These laws make it clear that the sixth commandment is a general statement that requires expansion. More
Hoffmeier, James K. Exodus.” Evangelical Commentary on the Bible. Vol. 3. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1995. 54. Print. Baker Reference Library.
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