Bible study 177 – Deuteronomy 25

Judges can sentence criminals to no more than 40 lashes.

Be nice to oxen.

If a husband with a cohabiting brother dies, the brother must marry the dead husband’s wife (and break Leviticus’ incest laws in the process).

Don’t use forged weights when trading.

Oh, also:

Deuteronomy 25:11-12
If men get into a fight with one another, and the wife of one intervenes to rescue her husband from the grip of his opponent by reaching out and seizing his genitals, you shall cut off her hand; show no pity.

Full text.


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