By The Bible Rules

The Bible rules forbid Israelite armies from cutting down the trees of enemy cities. Is this a clue to a 3000-year-old green movement or is something else going on here? Hint: It’s all about the olives. By deconstructing the rules about war, this episode uncovers an entire bloody landscape of divine conquest and violent retribution. You’ll be amazed at what a seemingly simple command reveals about the way nations made war–and peace.