Biblical Principle #282: Penalty for Israelite Couple Caught in Adultery

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Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite couple caught in adultery were both to be put to death.


Israel had strict punishment for those caught in adultery:

22 “If a man is found lying with a married woman, then you shall kill both of them—the man that lay with the woman and the woman; so you shall put away the evil from Israel.

Deuteronomy 22:22 OSB

Punishment was to be equal for both parties, the man and woman. Both were sentenced to death, not just the woman.

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