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Hebrew and Greek attitudes toward killing are similar but once religion is factored in a remarkable difference is revealed Early Hebrew citizens were murderous people by nature much like the Greeks but had God looking down on them saying to them that killing was wrong Greek citizens would engage in war and human sacrifices with the gods on their side and even sometimes the gods would take part in the murdering The Greek way of life was murderous due to their strong urge to be revengeful whereas the Hebrews murdered to keep the faith In the text of The Odyssey and the Holy Bible killing is undeniably abundant with citizens killing God killing and sometimes the two killing in cahoots The Holy Bible contains many instances of killing The one that most everyone is familiar with is Exodus 2013 in the Ten Commandments of God stating You shall not murder Later in the Bible God states what will happen to you if you disobey him The Lord will send you cursing confusion and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me Deuteronomy 2820 With these to teachings from God one would think there would be no killing going on and if you did kill you would be punished severely This however is not the case In Genesis Cain murders his own brother Abel out of jealousy God sees this and is angry that Cain didnt follow his rules consequently banishing him and desecrating his body with a mark The Holy Bible Genesis 4 In some instances God actually commands killing In Genesis God became angry with the people so he kills them all with a flood sparing only what He put on Noahs Ark Holy Bible Genesis 6-8 God also asks Abraham to sacrifice his own son Abraham is ready
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