They were captured, enslaved for eight years but called unto the Lord, their God for repentance. God raised a judge, the first of his kind, to rescue them and his name was Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother. God delivered King Cushan-Risthathaim into Othniel’s hands, allowing him to overpower the king providing peace in the land for forty years, until Othniel died (Life Application, p. 344). The Israelites again did evil in the sight of the Lord and God gave them into the hands of their enemy. King Eglon of Moab, the Ammonites and Amalekites joined forces to captured Israel
Law 196 “If a man has put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out.” The second was the extreme harshness of the penalties, which included drowning, burning, and cutting off of body parts. Some of the laws had to do with slaves. Slaves were so valuable that stealing a slave or harboring a runaway was punishable by death. Law fifteen states that “If anyone take a male or female slave of the court, or a male or female slave of a freed man, outside the city gates, he shall be put to death.” In laws 16 and 17 “If anyone receive into his house a runaway male or female slave of the court, or of a freedman, and does not bring it out at the public proclamation of the major domus, the master of the house shall be put to death, If anyone find runaway male or female slaves in the open country and bring them to their masters, the master of the slaves shall pay him to shekels of silver.” Owners were compensated if a slave was injured or died. Law 199 states that “If he put out the eye of a man’s slave, or break the bone of a man’s slave, he shall pay one-half of its value.” Even doctors were responsible for the injury or death of a slave.
If a soldier hired someone else to fight for him, he was put to death, and a substitute was given control of his estate. The Code of Hammurabi also affected everyday life in Ancient Mesopotamia, Builders were held accountable for their structures. If a home fell on the owner and his family the builder would be put to death. Also all goods destroyed by the collapse would have to be replaced by the builder at his own expense, And the home rebuilt at his expense as well. Certain crimes such as hitting someones older brother or kicking his mother would be condemmed to
In Acts 1 it can be seen Peter carrying out the role as leader when he replaces Judas with Mathias. The apostles had returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives. When they were in an upstairs room where they were staying Peter took on role as leader when he stood up among the believers and said they should replace Judas. This show Peter taking the lead immediately, making his first speech saying that the recent events were part of God’s plan of salvation of the word through Jesus. Peter claims that Judas’ actions were necessary for the scriptures to be fulfilled and it is also necessary for Judas to be replaced as he was one of the twelve that shared in Jesus’ ministry and now his shares must be delegated to someone else.
* If anyone brings an accusation of any crime before the elders, and does not prove what he has charged, he shall, if a capital offense is charged, be put to death. * If a builder builds a house for someone, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built
Persuasive essay Would you not do whatever it takes just to know that there is one less murderer on our planet? Give justice to the vistim’s grieving family at any cost? Many people believe that capital punishmant is unethical and should be abolished. But presently, the crime rate is rapidly increasing due to the lack of effective capital punishment. The murderers deserve to be executed like they killed their victims.
The first encounter that Moses had with God started at the burning bush. Through Moses and Aaron, God sent many plagues upon the Egyptians. He also used Moses to part the Red Sea so that Israelites can travel to the other side. Moses spent a lot time with God on Mount Sinai and there, God revealed himself to Moses. The fact that God did is significant because Moses requested it.
These punishments which are defined by Hammurabi were very strict. For instance ‘If a man has accused a man and has charged him with manslaughter and then has not proved [it against] him, his accuser shall be put to death.’ and ‘If a man has committed robbery and is caught, that man shall be put to death.’ In my point of view this is wrong approach to criminal. Because a man who kill someone and other man who stole something are not the same. However according to Hammurabi’s Law they are punished the same technique. Secondly, Hammurabi’s Law Code draw attention to inequalities in the society.
The Code is particularly just for its time. The structure of the code is very specific, with each offense receiving a specified punishment. The punishments tended to be harsh by modern standards, with many offenses resulting in death, disfigurement, or the use of the "Eye for eye, tooth for tooth" philosophy. Putting the laws into writing was important in itself because it suggested that the laws were immutable and above the power of any earthly king to change. It also glorifies acts of peace and justice done during
In this region of the world women are unjustly punished in comparison to men. If a woman becomes pregnant after being raped, she could be stoned or caned to death. All that is needed for this stoning or caning to happen is a testimony of one male witness. While if a man commits adultery, there needs to be four male witnesses to the incident before the man can be punished. Also if a woman is considered to dishonor her family, they may beat or even kill her, and not be in any fear of being punished.