Started off reviewing the comments of the Muslim host of “Islam and Friends,” took some calls relevant to atheism and Dan Barker, and reviewed more of Barker’s debates, and in particular, his claim that רצח does not mean “murder.”
For those who like documentation:
רָצַח (rā∙ṣǎḥ): v.; ≡ Str 7523; TWOT 2208—LN 20.61-20.88 (qal) murder, kill, i.e., take the life one another so as to cause a state of death…note: this action can refer to an accident, manslaughter, premeditation, or governmental execution; (nif) murdered, be killed (Jdg 20:4; Pr 22:13+); (piel) murder, kill
Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (electronic ed.) (DBLH 8357).