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Δευτέρα, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Thou shall not kill ... except ...

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The SIXTH Commandment - Thou Shalt Not Kill and the rest of the Jewish Commandments



Not to blaspheme (Ex. 22:27; in Christian texts, Ex. 22:28), the penalty for which is death (Lev. 24:16) (negative)

That the Court shall pass sentence of death by decapitation with the sword (Ex. 21:20; Lev. 26:25) (affirmative).

That the Court shall pass sentence of death by strangulation (Lev. 20:10) (affirmative).

That the Court shall pass sentence of death by burning with fire (Lev. 20:14) (affirmative).

That the Court shall pass sentence of death by stoning (Deut. 22:24) (affirmative).

To hang the dead body of one who has incurred that penalty (Deut. 21:22) (affirmative).

That the dead body of an executed criminal shall not remain hanging on the tree over night (Deut. 21:23) (negative).

To inter the executed on the day of execution (Deut. 21:23) (affirmative)

 

To decapitate the heifer in the manner prescribed (in expiation of a murder on the road, the perpetrator of which remained undiscovered) (Deut. 21:4) (affirmative).

To adjudge a thief to pay compensation or (in certain cases) suffer death (Ex. 21:16; Ex. 21:37; Ex. 22:1) (affirmative).

Not to refrain from putting a false prophet to death nor to be in fear of him (Deut. 18:22) (negative).

Not to save the enticer from capital punishment, but to stand by at his execution (Deut. 13:9) (negative).


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