A violent act of aggression often associated with intent to invade, sometimes as an act of retribution and occasionally as a strategic act of self-defence. Scripture also recognises the possibility of spiritual aggression through attack by evil forces.
Examples of God’s people attacking others
Ge 14:14-16 Abraham attacks the captors of the king of Sodom; Jdg 7:19-21 Gideon attacks the Midianites; 1Sa 14:13-14 Jonathan attacks the Philistines; 2Sa 5:6-7 pp 1Ch 11:4-5 David attacks the Jebusites; Dt 20:1-20 Moses gives detailed instruction on going to war.
Examples of God’s people attacked by others
By the Amalekites Ex 17:8-13
By the Midianites See also Jdg 6:1-6
Attacks on God’s people resulting in exile
God’s people attack each other
Examples of individuals who were attacked
The danger of attack by Satan and his agents
God provides protection against both physical and spiritual attack