Why does God destroy children for their parents’ sins throughout the Old Testament if children are not to be put to death for their fathers’ sins? [closed]
This is my attempted answer: God’s commandment in Deuteronomy 24:16 is to be applied to the Israelites themselves (e.g., they were not to stone a child to death for the sin of a father). However, it ...
In Numbers 13 we are told that God commanded Moshe to sends the twelve spies to scout out the land: 1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 'Send thou men, that they may spy out the land of ...
After the Exodus, and prior to the conquest of Sihon and Og, Israel attempted to pass through Edom. (The Edomites were the descendents of Esau.) Numbers 20:18-21 records Edom's response as follows: ...
After they are defeated by the Israelites at Rephidim, God promises unending judgement on Amalek in Exodus 17: 14Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in ...
How do we reconcile the morality of Deuteronomy 5:9 with 24:16 regarding punishment of children for their father's crime?
The following two passages from Deuteronomy seem to lend themselves to opposing conclusions about the morality of punishing someone for a crime committed by their father: 8“‘You shall not make for ...
It seems that (throughout the Bible), we have been told to "not fear" but also to "fear God". How can we understand this word "fear" in these two contexts? If this word in these two contexts carries ...