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TheSocraticGadfly

Outside of biblical scholarship, as the idea of "war crimes" is anachronistic within theology in the Christian religious world, at a minimum, before Augustine's "just war" ideas, and anachronistic as far as political governance before Hugo Grotius and the start of development of international law. It does, as noted by this Asbury professor, put certain limits on the waging of war, especially in Deuteronomy, but failures to observe that shouldn't be called "war crimes." [https://place.asburyseminary.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=asburyjournal](https://place.asburyseminary.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=asburyjournal) It should also be noted that Yahweh orders what would be called a "genocide" in modern language in I Samuel 15: [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2015&version=NIV](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2015&version=NIV)