Monotheism was: "admittedly syncretistic..

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at
Sun Jan 27 13:00:55 EST 2002

This is my understanding as well. Therefore, a person who murders his slave
not subject to a legal proceeding. If the slave has a family member to
avenge his death,
then the family member can try to do so, I suppose. But how likely is it?
A slave then does not have the status a free person, which is no different
Hammurabi's Code.
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  In a message dated 1/27/02 12:38:55 AM Eastern Standard Time,
lizfried at writes:

    } I'm not sure about this.It seems if so, then it would say mut, yamut.
I don't think a punishment,

  I think Milgrom would say that 'mot yumat' applies to judicial execution
by a court following a trial, whereas "naqom yenaqem" applies to blood
vengeance by a family member.
  Milgrom maintains that "karet" means that G-d will cut off the guilty
party's bloodline, and possibly also that he will be denied an afterlife.

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