Lex talionis (eye for an eye)
The Lex Talionis, or the "Law of Retribution" legislates the principle that the penalty should be proportionate to the crime. Inasmuch as the Lex Talionis describes literal destruction of the body by a judicial ruling, it is understood to be limited by Deuteronomy 25:1-3.
- Did Jesus revoke the "eye for an eye" principle of Biblical law?
- Does Biblical law require a literal "eye for an eye"?
- Doesn't the Code of Hammurabi "eye for an eye" concept predate Biblical law?
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