Chapter 21 (Holy Bible, ISBN for example 9780060649234)

Halfway through the book of Exodus, God proclaims to Moses the ordinances governing different kinds of ox gorings[1]. For example,

 “And if one man’s ox gores another man’s ox so it dies; then they shall sell the live ox and divide the money; and the dead ox also they shall divide.”[2]

It amazes one how relevant that remains today.

On the other hand, if an ox gores a person, one must stone the ox to death. God doesn’t outline the modus operandi, but one suspects that after an advertising campaign to sell the event, a crowd surrounds the ox and hurls stones at it for ten minutes as it lumbers around between them.

Did a lot of this sort of thing go on? God specifies the exact amount of silver that the owner of an ox must transfer to the owner of a servant if the former gores the latter[3].


[1] Exodus 21:28-36

[2] Exodus 21:35, Lamsa Bible

[3] Thirty shekels. Exodus 21:32

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