Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Stone the rebellious son to death!

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city. And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

I wonder how many of us would be alive today if our parents obeyed this verse.

3 comments:

alan said...

Teenagers then had a different interpretation of "getting stoned."

Anonymous said...

Wow, this was new to me.

Anonymous said...

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0017_0_16525.html

read the law