Monday, February 07, 2011

The bible reading of Exodus Chapters 21-24 Part IV: Punishment for stealing.

In Exodus Chapter 22 it discusses the punishment for stealing and also if you kill the robber. If it is in darkness you are not liable to protect yourself when you are dark although if the sun has risen he is held liable which I assume if he has no gun which for if he is trying to kill you as well as steal from that is self defense.

Interesting. This was at a time where people could not have automatic weapon.

You also have to pay double what you stole.

Sadly we have some Rabbi's who believe if a non-Jew steals he should get the death penalty according to the "7 noahide laws" but this idea has no basis and in fact contradicts what the bible says here.

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