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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5485 punishment, legal aspects of
5485 punishment, legal aspects of

5485 punishment, legal aspects of

The law sets out details of penalties which may be imposed upon people as a result of their committing of offences.

Just punishments

Banishment Ge 3:23 See also 2Sa 14:13-14; Ezr 7:26; Job 18:18; Jer 16:15; Jer 23:8; Jer 29:14; Zec 5:3

Beating Dt 25:2-3

Burning Ge 38:24 See also Lev 20:14; Lev 21:9; Da 3:6

Confiscation of property Est 8:1 See also Ezr 10:8

Hanging Jos 8:29 See also Dt 21:22-23; Jos 10:26; 1Sa 31:8-10; 2Sa 4:12 Hanging is sometimes a self-inflicted punishment: 2Sa 17:23; Mt 27:5
2Sa 21:9-10; Gal 3:13

Impaling Ezr 6:11 See also Ge 40:19-22 Hanging was by impaling among the Persians: Est 2:23 fn; Est 5:14

Stoning Ex 19:12-13 See also Ex 21:29; Lev 20:2,27 The punishment for blasphemy: Lev 24:14,16,23
Nu 15:36; Dt 13:10; Dt 17:5; Dt 21:21; Dt 22:21,24; Jos 7:25; 1Ki 21:13-15

Unjust punishments and persecutions

Banishment Ac 18:2

Beating Mt 27:26 pp Mk 15:15 pp Jn 19:1 See also Isa 53:5; Ac 16:37; 2Co 11:24

Beheading Mt 14:9-10 pp Mk 6:27 See also Mk 6:16; Ac 12:2; Rev 20:4

Being thrown to wild animals Da 6:16; 1Co 15:32

Hanging Ac 5:30 See also Ac 10:39

Imprisonment Ac 5:18 See also Ge 39:20-22; 1Ki 22:27; Jer 37:15; Jer 38:6; Ac 12:4; Ac 16:23; Ac 23:35; Ac 26:10; 2Co 11:23; Heb 11:36

Stoning Ac 7:59 See also 1Ki 12:18 pp 2Ch 10:18; La 3:53; Mt 21:35; Ac 14:19; 2Co 11:25; Heb 11:37

Confiscation of property 1Ki 21:15-16 See also 2Sa 16:4

See also

5257civil authorities
5275cremation
5277criminals
5313flogging
5331hanging
5344imprisonment
5375law
5475property
5557stoning
7346death penalty
8794persecution

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