consisted of captives of both sexes, cattle, and whatever a captured city might contain, especially metallic treasures. Within the limits of Canaan no captives were to be made, ( deuteronomy 20:14 deuteronomy 20:16 ) beyond these limits, in case of warlike resistance, all the women and children were to be made captives, and the men put to death. The law of booty is given in ( Numbers 31:26-47 ) As regarded the army, David added a regulation that the baggage guard should share equally with the troops engaged. ( 1 Samuel 30:24 ; 25 ) [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Booty'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".