Numbers 35: More laws and crap
Numbers: Part 35 of 36
Towns for the Levites
1 On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, the LORD said to Moses,
Why does it matter where it was said? Honestly, take out all the drivel, lies, murder, inhumane sacrifice, rape, genocide, gendercide, threats, plagues and wars and what do you have left? A cover with the word ‘bible’ written on it. Lame book.
2 “Command the Israelites to give the Levites towns to live in from the inheritance the Israelites will possess. And give them pasturelands around the towns.
Places that rightly belonged to those you had the Israelites murder.
3 Then they will have towns to live in and pasturelands for the cattle they own and all their other animals.
Most of which belonged to those you had murdered.
4 “The pasturelands around the towns that you give the Levites will extend a thousand cubits from the town wall.
5 Outside the town, measure two thousand cubits on the east side, two thousand on the south side, two thousand on the west and two thousand on the north, with the town in the center. They will have this area as pastureland for the towns.
WTF? In ‘4‘ you said a thousand cubits from the wall and now in ‘5‘ you say two thousand cubits with the town in the centre. That is a contradiction. 100% difference. Some god you are. Fail!!!
Cities of Refuge
6 “Six of the towns you give the Levites will be cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone may flee. In addition, give them forty-two other towns.
Shouldn’t you be able to take refuge with the authorities in any town?
7 In all you must give the Levites forty-eight towns, together with their pasturelands.
8 The towns you give the Levites from the land the Israelites possess are to be given in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: Take many towns from a tribe that has many, but few from one that has few.”
9 Then the LORD said to Moses:
Bob! Dude! Burn me some more of that lamb. I’m losing my high.
10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into Canaan,
11 select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee.
Six towns? That many? Just how much ‘accidental murder’ does God expect?
12 They will be places of refuge from the avenger, so that anyone accused of murder may not die before they stand trial before the assembly.
13 These six towns you give will be your cities of refuge.
14 Give three on this side of the Jordan and three in Canaan as cities of refuge.
15 These six towns will be a place of refuge for Israelites and for foreigners residing among them, so that anyone who has killed another accidentally can flee there.
16 “‘If anyone strikes someone a fatal blow with an iron object, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
17 Or if anyone is holding a stone and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
18 Or if anyone is holding a wooden object and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
19 The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when the avenger comes upon the murderer, the avenger shall put the murderer to death.
20 If anyone with malice aforethought shoves another or throws something at them intentionally so that they die
21 or if out of enmity one person hits another with their fist so that the other dies, that person is to be put to death; that person is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when they meet.
22 “‘But if without enmity someone suddenly pushes another or throws something at them unintentionally
23 or, without seeing them, drops on them a stone heavy enough to kill them, and they die, then since that other person was not an enemy and no harm was intended,
24 the assembly must judge between the accused and the avenger of blood according to these regulations.
25 The assembly must protect the one accused of murder from the avenger of blood and send the accused back to the city of refuge to which they fled. The accused must stay there until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.
So, even if you are found innocent, if you fled to a city of refuge, you must stay there instead of going back home?
26 “‘But if the accused ever goes outside the limits of the city of refuge to which they fled
27 and the avenger of blood finds them outside the city, the avenger of blood may kill the accused without being guilty of murder.
28 The accused must stay in the city of refuge until the death of the high priest; only after the death of the high priest may they return to their own property.
29 “‘This is to have the force of law for you throughout the generations to come, wherever you live.
Pathetic piece of crap. If I accidentally kill someone, ‘I’ have to flee to another town and hope I’m found innocent. Even ‘if’ I’m found innocent I’m not allowed to go back home. ‘IF’ I leave the confines of the city, the avenger is legally allowed to murder me, an innocent person. How can it be called fair, to victimise the innocent, but allow someone else to murder that innocent person and go free?
30 “‘Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
So a person could walk into another persons house where there are only two of them, murder one in front of the second, laugh in their face and then walk free.
31 “‘Do not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer, who deserves to die. They are to be put to death.
32 “‘Do not accept a ransom for anyone who has fled to a city of refuge and so allow them to go back and live on their own land before the death of the high priest.
What has the death of the High Priest go to do with anything? Why is that being used as a time limit?
33 “‘Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.
Oh my freaking dog!!! You’ve been shedding blood all the way through the desert, every day and night, for any excuse you could come up with and now you are killing people in every city and town you come across. You’ve covered the land with the blood of the innocent and NOW you say this? So how are you going to atone for all the blood shed during the atrocities you’ve commanded the Israelites to commit? Going by your command, each of the Israelites who killed someone must now die along with yourself. Good. F*&^ off and die you sick son of a bitch.
34 Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.’”
It is you,God, that defiles the land and the minds of the people who follow you.