Tag: Law of Moses

  • Biblical Principle #259: Israel’s Mid-fight Protection of Male Genitals

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, if two men were fighting and one’s wife stepped in to help her husband by grabbing the other man’s genitals, her hand was to be chopped off. Explanation Apparently, GOD considered this “assist” from one man’s wife an extremely-unfair advantage to the victim, because the punishment…

  • 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 #252: Israel’s Law on Harm of Pregnant Women

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions regarding justice for cases of harm to pregnant women. Explanation The Law of Moses included GOD’s judgments on specific crimes so that justice could be properly administered once Israel conquered Canaan. In the case of harm to pregnant women, the Law said:…

  • 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…