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History Quiz Time!

October 21, 2017
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A friend recently suggested to a group of history lovers that they guess when the following statement was made and who made it. Here’s the statement:

“When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it.  As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the Lord your God gives you from your enemies. This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby. However, in the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

I jumped in with the Crusades. Someone else guessed Vietnam. Another said it had to be Hitler. General MacArthur got a vote. So did Pol Pot. Sadly, it is a competitive field of choice. What’s your guess?

For those of you who did not know the answer, I’ve provided it in another post in this section.

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