“AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH”
PART ONE: Restrictive for self-control
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Mary A. LaClair
“If anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to death. Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution—life for life. If anyone injures his neighbor, whatever he has done must be done to him: fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. As he has injured the other, so he is to be injured. Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a man must be put to death. You are to have the same law for the alien and the native-born. I am the LORD your God/” (NIV)
Is this permissive or restrictive? We will see that it is actually both permissive and restrictive. We will look at the restrictive…
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