The atrocities of Joshua!

(Joel Headley, "Sacred Heroes")

"They completely destroyed everything in  it—men and women, young and old, cattle,  sheep, donkeys—everything." Joshua 6:21

It is needless to go into a defense of what some call the atrocities of Joshua, in slaying women and children as well as warriors; in short, making a clean sweep of the inhabitants.

The Lord ordered it, and that is enough.

We may be sure that, whether He obliterates a nation by war, or blots out the entire race with a flood, He has good reasons for it, although He may not choose to give them.

The extinction of one race by another, and the occupation of its land, is one of the common things in the history of the world. And whether it is done by the swift process of the sword, or by gradual abrasion, or the introduction of disease and vice, the principle and the fact remain the same.

The Lord ordered it, and that is enough.

"You are my battle-ax and sword," says the Lord. "With you I will shatter nations and destroy many  kingdoms." Jeremiah 51:20