Our Lord quotes Exodus, 21:24 where it says, “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” If you read through that Chapter 21 of Exodus you will be convinced that God was not behind that rule of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I say God could not have been behind that chapter because it is full of heartless regulations.
Verse seven says, “When a man sells his daughter as a slave she shall not go free as male slaves do. But if her master, who had destined her for himself, dislikes her, he shall let her be redeemed.”
Verses twenty-one and twenty-two of Chapter 21 states, “When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survived for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.”
It is likely that these regulations were ones from primitive tribal law, and the arrangers of the Bible simply incorporated them in their text.
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