Why did God sanction killing everything that breathes against the 7 nations?
Why did God sanction such a thing? How is every single person of these nations to blame?
Deuteronomy 20:16 "However, of these peoples' cities, which the Lord, your God, gives you as an inheritance, you shall not allow any soul to live."
Deuteronomy 7:2 "And the Lord, your God, will deliver them to you, and you shall smite them. You shall utterly destroy them; neither shall you make a covenant with them, nor be gracious to them."
These injunctions encompass every single living person, regardless of age, even little children. Does this not contradict the very basic sense of objective human morality, not to murder? (and even one of the ten commandments)
Does this also not contradict the biblical notion that a person is not liable of his son's sins or his father's sins?
Also, the following instance speaks about Midianites, yet Moses ordered little children to be killed. Why was he allowed to carry this out? (When you go to war you kill the men, but if the war pertains to the 7 nations you kill everyone. The men of Midian were killed, but also some of the women due to the incident of Peor, not because they were apart of the 7 nations. But then the little male children of Midian were also ordered to be killed by Moses, so then I also ask, besides the ethical problem, what biblical justification is there to kill the little children of Midian? they weren't apart of the 7 nations after all, and there was no reason to have put them to death), Why then did God not rebuke him for it?
Numbers 31:17 "So now kill every male child, and every woman who can lie intimately with a man you shall kill."
Finally, why not incorporate them into the Israelite nation and raise them as Israelites?