Death Penalty Monotheism was: "admittedly syncretistic..

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at
Sun Jan 27 14:53:46 EST 2002

>The death penalty is mentioned elsewhere in the Covenant Code without
>using the term "mot yamut".
>Ex. 22:1) If the thief is discovered while breaking in (at night) and
>he is smitten and dies, he has no blood [revenge].
>2a) If the sun shone upon him (i.e., if he was discovered and killed
>in daylight), he has blood [revenge].

Instead of writing "blood [revenge]" abpve, I should have better written
"blood [guilt]".
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College

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