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    What was the nature and extent of the death penalty attached to the violation of the law?

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    an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth

    DEATH PENALTY
    under Mosaic Law
    capital offenses
    murder
    Numbers 35:16-21, 30-33; Deuteronomy 17:6
    adultery
    Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:24
    incest
    Leviticus 20:11, 12, 14
    homosexual practice
    Leviticus 18:22; 20:13
    bestiality
    Exodus 22:19; Leviticus 20:15, 16
    fornication
    Deuteronomy 22:20-24
    rape of engaged virgin
    Deuteronomy 22:25
    kidnapping
    Exodus 21:16; Deuteronomy 24:7
    disobedience to parents
    Deuteronomy 21:18-21
    abusing parents
    Exodus 21:15, 17; Leviticus 20:9
    blasphemy
    Leviticus 24:11-14, 16, 23
    desecration of Sabbath
    Exodus 35:2; Numbers 15:32-36
    witchcraft
    Exodus 22:18
    offering human sacrifice
    Leviticus 20:2-5
    false prophesying or teaching
    Deuteronomy 13:1-10
    sacrificing to false gods
    Exodus 22:20
    refusal to abide by decision of court
    Deuteronomy 17:12
    forms of execution
    stoning
    Leviticus 20:2, 27; 24:14; Numbers 14:10; 15:33-36; Deuteronomy 13:10; 17:5; 22:21, 24
    burning
    Leviticus 20:14; 21:9
    necessity of two witness for infliction
    Numbers 15:30; Deuteronomy 17:6; 19:15
    action of execution
    witness to crime take lead
    Leviticus 24:14; Deuteronomy 13:9; 17:7
    carried out by congregation
    Leviticus 24:14; Numbers 15:35; Deuteronomy 13:9
    other than Mosaic Law
    divine mandate
    Genesis 9:5-6; Romans 13:4
    death penalty enacted
    burning
    Genesis 38:24; Daniel 3:6, 19-23
    hanging
    Genesis 40:22; Esther 2:23; 7:9-10
    beheading
    Genesis 40:19; 2 Kings 10:7; Matthew 14:10
    stoning
    1 Kings 21:13; John 8:5, 59; Acts 7:58-59; Hebrews 11:35
    sword
    Exodus 32:27-28; 1 Samuel 15:8, 33; Acts 12:2
    crucifixion
    Matthew 27:35, 38; Mark 15:24, 27; Luke 23:33
    torn apart
    Daniel 2:5
    exposing to wild beasts
    Daniel 6:16, 24
    Holy Bible, New American Standard.

    A quick stoning usually did the trick
    It was simple, cheap and humane unlike beheading, hanging, the electric chair or living on death row wasting tax payers money.
    Sadly it was also abused. Hence exile was preferred. IE Cain was exiled to the land of Nod.


    It the days of the Kings of Israel there were 5 cities of refuse where an an unintentional man-slayer could seek refuge from the pursuing avengers of blood.(The victims relatives.)Once inside the city he must work for his sustenance until the death of the High Priest when all fugitives were released and could return home having been legally exonerated.


    I have always believed it was a wiser system than our present day systems.



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