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Did Samson commit suicide?

And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and he leaned his weight against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other. And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” Then he bowed with all his strength, and the house fell upon the lords […]

One of the Ten Commandments is ʺThou shalt not killʺ: if this is so, why does the Bible say God told his people to kill other people?

“Thou shalt not kill” is taken from Exodus 20:13 in, e.g., the KJV of the Bible. A better translation of this verse is “You shall not murder”.1 The Law of Moses, from where the Ten Commandments are taken, didn’t outlaw all forms of killing. For example, in some instances people were allowed to kill other people: see Numbers […]