Eric Hill bhebrew at
Mon Jan 28 15:54:57 EST 2002

I think it's important to note that in both Jeremiah 7 and 19, the very
place where the Israelites were sacrificing their children to Molech, YHWH
says He will slaughter the Israelite people and bury them there (The
Valley of Ben Hinnom or Topheth). In no way does the God of Israel condone
human sacrifices. In fact He makes a point to remind the Hebrew people
that the reason He is bringing His wrath on other nations is because of
offerings such as this to other gods. It does not take a Hebrew scholar to
distinguish between what God approves of and what He doesn't approve of.
His character is consistent throughout Scripture.

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