In the book of Deuteronomy, and Joshua many nations are slaughtered, such as the Hittites, Hezbonites, amorites, and some other near eastern peoples. Why is it only the Near Eastern civilizations who are slaughtered? We never see any European, Asian, African or New World Civilizations being destroyed. Is there something about the context of the time? I know that in the ancient world, it was not uncommon for one civilization to make an empire and take over other civilizations. Rome, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Persia, India, China, and Mesoamericans.