Monday, November 28, 2011

Duet 19-20

19.6  while his anger is hot...  A good reminder to make decisions after we have cooled off some.
19.10  lest guilt of bloodshed be upon you...  This seems to imply some kind of community responsibility for what everything that happens and is not handled well.  Not sure about how / if that transfers to gentiles in the NT.  It is an interesting thing to think about.
19.13  you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel...  This seems to say that when blood is shed unjustly, it is bad on the community.  Properly punished crime has a cleansing affect. 
19.20  and those who hear...  So just and public punishment can be a deterent.
20.5  Then the officers shall speak...  But what they are to say is both surprising and thought provoking.  If you are going to be thinking about something else or afraid, go home.  More is not always better.
20.19  you shall not cut...  It seems that this is not coming from an enviromentalist, but someone who does have much as not wanting to starve the enemies.

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