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Genocide
Destruction of all or a part of a race
Key passages
Gk Es 13:6–7

therefore, we have assigned those who were signified to you in the letters written by Haman, who is set over state affairs and is our second father, to utterly destroy all—along with their wives and children—by the swords of their enemies, without pity and sparing of any, on the fourteenth day of …

1 Mac 5:2

And they decided to remove the descendants of Jacob who were in their midst, and they began executions among the people and destroyed them.

2 Mac 8:8–9

Now Philip, seeing the man moving toward progress little by little and then making rapid progress in his military successes, wrote to Ptolemy, the governor of Coelesyria and Phoenicia, so that he might come to aid in the affairs of the king. Without delay …

3 Mac 5:19–20

But when he pointed out that he had brought to completion what had been ordered at night, and his friends confirmed them, having a savageness worse than that of Phalaris, he said, “They should be grateful for today’s sleep, but without delay, at the fading of the day, prepare the elephants …

3 Mac 5:42–43

Whence the king, a tyrant in every way, being filled with recklessness and having almost no regard for the changes of heart coming about in him concerning the punishment of the Judeans, firmly swearing an oath without end to send these people to Hades without delay, being tormented by the knees …