"Were the Israelites to spare the trees in the countries they invaded?" (Alleged Contradiction #E7362)
When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man’s life) to employ them in the siege: only the trees which thou knowest that they be not trees for meat, thou shalt destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee, until it be subdued.
And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.
II Kings 3:19
These two verses are talking about two separate invasions, about two separate lands, and were written during very different times. Cannot God give one set of instructions for one invasion and another set of instructions for a different invasion?
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