Tag: Israel

  • Biblical Principle #258: Israel’s Guidelines for Prosecuting Slave Abuse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for when to prosecute slave abuse. Explanations Under the Law of Moses, GOD permitted Israelites to own slaves under certain conditions. However, GOD also gave guardrails for when to prosecute the assault of slaves as having gone too far:

  • Biblical Principle #257: Israel’s Penalty for Permanent Assault Injury

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed justice for Israel in case of permanent injuries caused by assault. Explanation Sometimes there were physical altercations with no loss of life but permanent injuries sustained. GOD told Moses how these should be handled in court: 18 “If two men revile one another, and…

  • Biblical Principle #256: Israel’s Punishment for Parental Assault

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who hit their father of mother was put to death. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave strict instructions about Israelites honoring their father and mother. If an Israelite hit their father or mother, they were to be put to death: 15 He…

  • Biblical Principle #255: Israel’s Justice for Rape

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed Israel’s just penalty for situations involving rape. Explanation GOD prescribed different judgments upon the Israelites for cases of rape depending upon whether the female who was raped was engaged to be married. If the Woman Was Betrothed 25 But if a man finds a…

  • Biblical Principle #254: Israel’s Justice for Injuries

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses specified how Israel was to provide justice to an Israelite who was injured by a neighbor. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD prescribed the measure of justice for cases where an Israelite was injured by a neighbor. In essence, whatever happened was to be done back…

  • Biblical Principle #253: Israel’s Law Against Kidnapping

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel how to administer justice when kidnappings occurred. Explanation GOD gave the following instructions in the Law about kidnapping: 17 Whoever kidnaps one of the children of Israel and overcomes and sells him, and he is found with him, let him surely die. Exodus…

  • Biblical Principle #251: The Avenger of Blood

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, in certain situations, God permitted innocent Israelite bloodshed to be avenged. Explanation We previously established that, from GOD’s viewpoint, shedding innocent blood pollutes the land where that bloodshed occurs, and only the bloodshed of the guilty can undo that pollution. An Eternal Truth While this Principle…

  • Biblical Principle #250: Bloodshed Pollutes the Land

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God explained that bloodshed, such as murder, pollutes the land, and only the bloodshed of the guilty cleanses the land. Explanation People often refer to “the God of the Old Testament” as being cold, vindictive, and harsh. One reason they typically cite is the numerous “death…

  • Biblical Principle #249: Israel Not to Accept Ransom for Murder

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who deserved to die. Explanation We have previously established the consequences that the Law of Moses prescribed for various situations involving murder. One special instruction that deserves its own Principle is not…

  • Biblical Principle #248: God’s Instructions to Israel for Homicide

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions for dealing with various situations involving homicide. Explanation As we have previously established, the Law of Moses governed all facets of life during GOD’s first covenant with Israel. Because people are imperfect, living in a sin-cursed world, GOD knew provisions needed to…