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        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).
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Booty' Eastons Bible Dictionary". - Eastons; 1897.

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