Depriving another person or animal of life, usually by physical force. Scripture identifies various types of killing. While forbidding murder, killing of human beings is permitted in the form of execution and war. Animals may be killed for food or sacrifice, provided that the blood is ritually disposed of.
The life of the murderer is forfeit Ge 9:6
Executed criminals are under the curse of God Dt 21:23
Unintentional killing (manslaughter)
The provision of cities of refuge to avoid blood revenge Dt 19:2-13 Blood revenge, based on Ge 9:6, refers to the judicial revenge of a family or clan against a man who accidentally kills one of their members.
Killing in war
Killing in other wars Dt 20:10-15
The killing of animals
Animals may be killed at a distance from the sanctuary Dt 12:15-16
Limitations on the killing of animals Dt 22:6-7 This limitation appears to be an attempt to preserve the balance of nature.
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