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Booty


Booty — captives or cattle or objects of value taken in war. In Canaan all that breathed were to be destroyed (Deut. 20:16). The “pictures and images” of the Canaanites were to be destroyed also (Num. 33:52). The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Num. 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 Sam. 30:24–26; 2 Sam. 8:11; 1 Chr. 26:27).