The Punishment for Adultery in the OT.

Discussion in 'OT Historical Books' started by Krak3n, Sep 18, 2017.

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  1. Krak3n

    Krak3n Puritan Board Freshman

    Simple questions.

    I've heard people say that death is the "maximum" punishment for adultery. This implies there are lesser punishment options. Where do they get this idea?

    Is it from what Joseph planned concerning Mary before the angel explained her pregnancy to him?

    EDIT: Thought about it a little bit more. I'm thinking maybe divorce is the "lesser punishment", for when there is not evidence supporting otherwise, such as two witnesses.
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  2. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Doctor

    I thought that one option available to Joseph was to have Mary quietly put away, like in a version of Jewish nunnery?
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