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The Christians attacked Islam using the verses in Al-Qur’an about taking the WAR BOOTY.

But they do’n know their God legalizes taking the war booty for for themselves.

Deuteronomy 20:10-141599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

10 When thou comest near unto a city to fight against it, thou shalt offer it peace.

11 And if it answer thee again [a]peaceably, and open unto thee, then let all the people that is found therein, be tributaries unto thee, and serve thee.
12 But if it will make no peace with thee, but make war against thee, then shalt thou besiege it.
13 And the Lord thy God shall deliver it into thine hands, and thou shalt smite all the males thereof with the edge of the sword.
14 Only the women, and the children, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof shalt thou take unto thyself, and shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

Numbers 31:52-541599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the Lord (of the captains over thousands and hundreds) was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

53 (For the men of war had spoiled, every man for [a]himself.)

54 And Moses and Eleazar the Priest took the gold of the captains over the thousands, and over the hundreds, and brought it into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, for a[b]memorial of the children of Israel before the Lord.



Numbers 31

Offerings from War Booty

25 Then the Lord told Moses, 26 Take an inventory of the booty that was taken in the battle,[h] both of humans and of animals. Then you, Eleazar the priest, and the leaders of the fathers of the community 27 are to divide the booty between the warriors who went to war and the rest of the community.

28 “After this, you are to exact a tribute for the Lord from the soldiers who went to war, consisting of the tribute earned by one person out of every 500, whether from people, cattle, donkeys, or flocks. 29 You are to take half their share and give it to Eleazar the priest as a raised offering to the Lord. 30 Then take half the share of the Israelis, one drawn out of every 50 people, cattle, donkeys, flocks, and from every animal, then give to the descendants of Levi who maintain the service of the Lord’s tent.”

31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did what the Lord had commanded Moses. 32 The goods confiscated in excess of the war implements[i] that the warriors had gathered included 675,000 sheep, 33 72,000 cattle, 34 61,000 donkeys, and 35 32,000 women who had not had sexual relations with a man.

God’s Portion of the War Booty

36 Now half of the share of those who went to war numbered 337,500 sheep, 37 so theLord’s tribute from the sheep totaled 675. 38 The cattle numbered 36,000, so the Lord’s tribute totaled 72. 39 The donkeys numbered 30,500, so the Lord’s tribute totaled 61.40 The people[j] numbered 16,000, so the Lord’s tribute totaled 32 people. 41 Then Moses gave the tribute, a raised offering to the Lord, to Eleazar the priest, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. 42 From half of the share of the Israelis that Moses had set aside from the soldiers, 43 there were 337,500 sheep for the community, 44 36,000 cattle, 45 30,500 donkeys, 46 and 16,000 people.

47 Moses took a portion drawn from every 50 Israelis, including from both human and animals, and gave them to the descendants of Levi who maintained the Lord’s tent, just as the Lord had commanded him.[k] 48 Then the officers in charge of thousands of soldiers, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds approached Moses 49 and told him,[l] “Your servants took a count of the soldiers who were under our authority. We didn’t miss a single man. 50 We’ve brought offerings to the Lord from whatever each man found—jewel-encrusted gold, anklets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and necklaces—to make atonement for ourselves[m] in the Lord’s presence.”

51 Then Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them and everything that was fashioned into jewels. 52 The gold for the raised offering that they brought to the Lordtotaled 16,750 shekels, 53 because every soldier had confiscated war booty for his own use. 54 Moses and Eleazar took the gold from the captains of thousands and hundreds and brought it to the Tent of Meeting, to serve as a memorial to the Israelis in the Lord’s presence.

31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
32 The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep,
33 72,000 cattle,
34 61,000 donkeys
35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
36 The half share of those who fought in the battle was: 337,500 sheep,
37 of which the tribute for the LORD was 675;
38 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the LORD was 72;
39 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the LORD was 61;
40 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the LORD was 32.



Booty [S]

captives or cattle or objects of value taken in war. In Canaan all that breathed were to be destroyed ( Deuteronomy 20: : 16 ). The “pictures and images” of the Canaanites were to be destroyed also ( Numbers 33:52 ). The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Numbers 31:26-47 . David afterwards introduced a regulation that the baggage-guard should share the booty equally with the soldiers engaged in battle. He also devoted of the spoils of war for the temple ( 1 Samuel 30:24-26 ; 2 Sam 8:11 ; 1 Chronicles 26:27 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith’s Bible Dictionary

Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. “Entry for Booty”. “Easton’s Bible Dictionary”. .

Booty [E]

consisted of captives of both sexes, cattle, and whatever a captured city might contain, especially metallic treasures. Within the limits of Canaan no captives were to be made, ( deuteronomy 20:14deuteronomy 20:16 ) beyond these limits, in case of warlike resistance, all the women and children were to be made captives, and the men put to death. The law of booty is given in ( Numbers 31:26-47 ) As regarded the army, David added a regulation that the baggage guard should share equally with the troops engaged. ( 1 Samuel 30:24 ; 25 ) [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. “Entry for ‘Booty'”. “Smith’s Bible Dictionary”. . 1901.


boot’-i (baz and baz):

“Booty” is the translation of baz or baz, usually rendered “prey” and “spoil” (Jeremiah 49:32); of malqoach, “prey,” “booty” (Numbers 31:32, “the booty–the rest of the prey,” the Revised Version (British and American) “the prey, over and above the booty,” baz); of meshiccah, “spoil” (Habakkuk 2:7; Zechariah 1:13; the Revised Version (British and American) “spoil”); of opheleia, “gain” (2 Macc 8:20). “Booty respects what is of personal service to the captor; spoils whatever serves to designate his triumph; prey includes whatever gratifies the appetite and is to be consumed” (Crabb, English Synonymes). Persons (for slaves, etc.) might be part of the booty.

See also SPOIL.

W. L. Walker

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. “Entry for ‘BOOTY'”. “International Standard Bible Encyclopedia”. 1915.



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