Biblical Principle #289: Law of Moses Forbid Bestiality

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The Law of Moses forbid Israelite bestiality.


Bestiality is defined as a man or woman having sex with an animal. In the Law of Moses, GOD told Israel not to engage in bestiality because it is a perversion.

23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion.

Leviticus 18:23 OSB

Violators of this law were to be put to death:

15 And one who may engage in his sexual intercourse with any four-footed beast, to death let him die; and you will slay the four-footed beast. 16 And if any woman should approach toward any animal for her to have intercourse by it, you will execute the woman and the animal; to death let them die; they are guilty.

Leviticus 20:15-16 LES2

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