How many has God killed?

Steve Wells

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[ Complete list and estimated total ]

I kill ... I wound ... I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh. -- Deuteronomy 32:39-42

In a previous post, I've listed and counted God's killings in the Bible. But I only included those that said exactly how many were killed by God. I came up with 2,270,365.

But that didn't include some of God's most impressive slaughters. How many did God drown in the flood or burn to death in Sodom and Gomorrah? How many first-born Egyptians did he kill? The Bible doesn't say, so there's no way to know for sure. But it's possible to provide rough estimates in order to get a grand total, and that's what I'm attempting here. (New total: 32.9 million.) 

 

SAB, Brick Testament

Number Killed

Cumulative Total

God drowns everyone on earth (except Noah and his family)   

Genesis 7:23, BT

30,000,000?

30,000,000

God rains fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, killing everyone.  

Gen.19:24, BT

1000?

30,001,000

Lot's wife for looking back

Gen.19:26, BT

1

30,001,001

Er who was "wicked in the sight of the Lord"

Gen.38:7, BT

1

30,001,002

Onan for spilling his seed

Gen.38:10, BT

1

30,001,003

7th Egyptian Plague: Hail

Exodus 9:25, BT

30,000?

30,031,003

God kills every Egyptian firstborn child.

Ex.12:29-30, BT

500,000?

30,531,003

God drowns Egyptian army

Ex.14:28, BT

1000?

30,532,003

God and Moses help Joshua kill the Amalekites

Ex.17:13, BT

1000?

30,533,003

For dancing naked around Aaron's golden calf

Ex.32:27-28, 35, BT

3000

30,536,003

Aaron's sons for offering strange fire before the Lord

Lev.10:1-3, Num.3:4, 26:61, BT

2

30,536,005

A blasphemer

Lev.24:10-23, BT

1

30,536,006

God burned to death an unknown number for complaining

Numbers 11:1, BT

100?

30,536,106

God sent "a very great plague" for complaining about the food.

Num.11:33, BT

10,000?

30,546,106

God killed those who murmured with a plague.

Num.14:35-36, BT

100?

30,546,206

A man who pi cked up sticks on the Sabbath

Num.15:32-36, BT

1

30,546,207

Korah, Dathan, and Abiram (and their families)

Num.16:27, BT

12+

30,546,219

Burned to death for offering incense

Num.16:35, 26:10, BT

250

30,546,469

For complaining

Num.16:49, BT

14,700

30,561,169

Massacre of the Aradites

Num.21:1-3, BT

3000?

30,564,169

For complaining about the lack of food and water, God sent fiery serpents to bite the people, and many of them died.

Num.21:6, BT

100?

30,564,269

God delivers the Bashanites into Moses' hands and Moses kills everyone "until there was none left alive."

Num.21:34-35, BT

1000?

30,565,269

For "com mitting whoredom with the daughters of Moab"

Num.25:9, BT

24,000

30,589,269

Midianite massacre (32,000 virgins were kept alive)

Num.31:1-35, BT

90,000+

30,679,269

The slaughter of the Anakim, the childen of Esau, and the Horim

Deuteronomy 2:21-22

5000?

30,684,269

God hardened the king of Heshbon's heart so that the Israelites could massacre his people. (included several cities)

Dt.2:33-34, BT

3000?

30,687,269

God delievered the king of Bashan so that the Israelites could massacre his people.

Dt.3:3-6

60,000?

30,747,269

Massacre of Jericho

Joshua 6:21, BT

1000?

30,748,269

God tells Joshua to stone to death Achan (and his family) for taking the accursed thing.

Joshua 7:10-12, 24-26, BT

5+

30,748,274

God tells Joshua to attack Ai and do what he did to Jericho (kill everyone).

Joshua 8:1-25, BT

12,000

30,760,274

God slaughters the Amorites and even chases them "along the way" as they try to escape.

Joshua 10:10-11, BT

1000?

30,761,274

Joshua kills 5 kings and hangs their dead bodies on trees

Joshua 10:24-26, BT

5

30,761,279

Massacre of 7 cities

Joshua 10:28-42, BT

7000?

30,768,279

God delivers the Hazorites.

Joshua 11:8-12, BT

1000?

30,769,279

Massacre of the Anakim

Joshua 11:20-21, BT

1000?

30,770,279

God delivered Canaanites and Perizzites

Judges 1:4, BT

10,000

30,780,279

Ehud delivers a message from God: a knife into the king's belly

Jg.3:15-22, BT

1

30,780,280

God delivered Moabites

Jg.3:28-29, BT

10,000

30,790,280

Massacre of the Canaanites

Jg.4:15, BT

1000?

30,791,280

God forces Midianite soldiers to kill each other.

Jg.7:2-22, 8:10, BT

120,000

30,911,280

God delivered the Ammonites to Jephthah to slaughter.

Jg.11:32-33, BT

1000?

30,912,280

The Spirit of the Lord comes on Samson

Jg.14:19, BT

30

30,912,310

The Spirit of the Lord comes mightily on Samson

Jg.15:14-15, BT

1000

30,913,310

Samson's God-assisted act of terrorism

Jg.16:27-30, BT

3000

30,916,310

"The Lord smote Benjamin"

Jg.20:35-37, BT

25,100

30,941,410

More Benjamites

Jg.20:44-46

25,000

30,966,410

For looking into the ark of the Lord

1 Sam.6:19, BT

50,070

31,016,480

God delivered Philistines

1 Sam.14:12, BT

20

31,016,500

God forces the Philistine soldiers to kill each other.

1 Sam.14:20, BT

1000?

31,017,500

God orders Saul to kill every Amalekite man, women, and child.

1 Sam.15:2-3, BT

1000?

31,018,500

Samuel (at God's command) hacks Agag to death

1 Sam.15:32-33, BT

1

31,018,501

God delivers the Philistines.

1 Sam.23:2-5

1000?

31,019,501

"The Lord smote Nabal."

1 Sam.25:38

1

31,019,502

God delivers the Philistines to David (again).

2 Sam.5:19, 25

1000?

31,020,502

Uzzah for trying to keep the ark from falling

2 Sam.6:6-7, 1 Chr.13:9-10

1

31,020,503

David and Bathsheba's baby boy

2 Samuel 12:14-18

1

31,020,504

God sent a three-year famine because of something Saul did.

2 Sam.21:1

5000?

31,025,504

Seven sons of Saul hung up before the Lord

2 Sam.21:6-9

7

31,025,511

From plague as punishment for David's census (men only; probably 200,000 if including women and children)

2 Sam.24:13, 1 Chr.21:7

70,000+

31,095,511

A prophet for believing another prophet's lie

1 Kg.13:1-24

1

31,095,512

Baasha killed everyone in the house of Jeroboam "according to the saying of the Lord."

1 Kings 15:29

1000?

31,096,512

Zimri killed everyone in the house of Baasha "according to the word of the Lord."

1 Kg.16:11-12

1000?

31,097,512

God delivers the Syrians into the Israelites' han ds

1 Kg.20:28-29

100,000

31,197,512

God makes a wall fall on Syrian soldiers

1 Kg.20:30

27,000

31,224,512

God sent a lion to eat a man for not killing a prophet

1 Kg.20:35-36

1

31,224,513

Ahaziah is killed for talking to the wrong god.

2 Kings 1:2-4, 17, 2 Chr.22:7-9

1

31,224,514

Burned to death by God

2 Kg.1:9-12

102

31,224,616

God sends two bears to kill children for making fun of Elisha's bald head

2 Kg.2:23-24

42

31,224,658

Trampled to death for disbelieving Elijah

2 Kg.7:17-20

1

31,224,659

God calls for a seven year famine.

2 Kg.8:1

10,000?

31,234,659

Jezebel

2 Kg.9:33-37

1

31,234,660

Jehu killed "all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria ... according to the saying of the Lord"

2 Kg.10:16-17

100?

31,234,760

God sent lions to kill "some" foreigners

2 Kg.17:25-26

3+

31,234,763

Sleeping Assyrian soldiers

2 Kg.19:35, 2 Chr.32:21, Is.37:36

185,000

31,419,763

Saul

1 Chronicles 10:14

1

31,419,764

God delivers Israel into the hands of Judah

2 Chronicles 13:15-17

500,000

31,919,764

Jeroboam

2 Chr.13:20

1

31,919,765

"The Lord smote the Ethiopians."

2 Chr.14:9-14

1,000,000

32,919,765

God kills Jehoram by making his bowels fall out

2 Chr.21:14-19

1

32,919,766

God delivered the Israelites into the hand of the Chaldeans.

2 Chr.36:16-17

1000?

32,920,766

Ezekiel's wife

Ezekiel 24:15-18

1

32,920,767

Ananias and Sapphira

Acts 5:1-10

2

32,920,769

Herod

Acts 12:23, BT

1

32,920,770

Steve Wells 

http://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/  on January 13, 2007

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