Why does the old testament have capital punishment for women for adultery, but not for men posted on july 13, 2013 by john oakes question: [editor's note: questioner clearly does not have english as first language, so this is my best attempt to reconstruct the original questions. The moral foundation of punishment is a problematic issue which has prompted several competing views a biblical perspective is anchored in the principle of retribution: punishment is deserved in proportion to the seriousness of an offence. As i understand the matter, church discipline is the new testament counterpart to old testament capital punishment in this case, the christian initiates discipline by rebuking the guilty party if, after carrying out the entire process of rebuke (cf matt 18 gal 6 1 cor 5) the sinning saint refuses to repent, then the church must cut. Therefore jesus repudiates capital punishment, and it is the only old law he (he) specifically repudiates jesus is dealing with a misapplication of the ot law by the pharisees he is not creating a new law.
Old testament but the old testament seemed to assume it was licit, and many believed that the new testament explicitly taught it was so if sacred scripture truly taught the legitimacy of capital punishment, then as a believing christian i was committed to concluding that my philosophical position—at least its conclusion—needed revision. Capital punishment is taught in both the old testament and the new testament notes hyman barshay, quoted in on deterrence and the death penalty by ernest van den haag, journal of criminal law, criminology and police science no 2 (1969. This carefully documented article examines what the old testament, new testament, and jesus actually teach on the issue of homosexuality it also includes a question/answer section and many further resources. Old testament scholar joe sprinkle notes that 'life for life,' in the sense of capital punishment, has an explicit alternative of monetary substitution perhaps the clearest example is in numbers 35.
The new testament did not negate the old testament standard of capital punishment instead, the continuity of the testaments is affirmed is capital punishment a deterrent. In the new testament, the concern with temporal punishment became secondary to christ's message of redemption an eternal spiritual punishment falls upon those who refuse to accept god's message. Eucon international college capital punishment in the new testament old testament paper project #1 project submitted to dr christian wei in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the course bi 202 old testament survey 202 by: oleg i shishko saipan, north mariana islands 8 may 2011 in this paper, every opinion from someone else has. Old testament law commanded the death penalty for various acts, note the theologians at got questions god was the first to set up the death penalty, agrees the conservative website creation. Most attempts to make a biblical case for the support of capital punishment are arguments primarily based on old testament law, and that's a poor way to do christian theology.
If the old testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the united states would have to be killed tomorrow - steve allen if the old testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the united states would have to be killed tomorrow. The christian scriptures (new testament) do not contain new codes of law which govern the death penalty however, there were many references to capital punishment in the bible and in non-canonical literature which indicate that the hebrew scripture's codes were still being applied during the time of jesus. Christians who support the death penalty often cite passages from the old testament that allowed for capital punishment but jesus told his followers not to observe the jewish law that allowed for. That capital punishment was a rare occurrence in the latter days of the jewish commonwealth is patent from the statement in the mishnah that a court was stigmatized as murderous if it condemned to death more than one human being in the course of seven years. Capital punishment (commonly referred to as the death penalty) is the execution of a convicted criminal, carried out by a statethe punishment is applied in cases where someone has commited one or more capital crimes or capital offenses (ie murder, treason.
In a footnote brink refers to several other references to capital punishment in the old testament for various different crimes  i respect brink's stature as an ethicist, however, as an interpreter of scripture his work has left a lot to be desired. The notion that capital punishment is inherently immoral does not stand the test of reason if we do not punish according to a system of equivalent retribution, we have to abandon the moral code model and adopt a purely rehabilitation approach. In capital punishment in the old testament: 1 i suggested that the capital sanctions found in the torah in most cases were not intended to be carried out, that instead there operated an implicit assumption that a person who committed a serious crime had forfeited their life and hence was to pay a. The ethics of capital punishment- obstructing justice curiously, more concern by the pundits is given to the (potential) abuse of political power by fallible civil servants than to ensuring that people like the 36-year-old mother from washington can drive safely on the beltway.
My son, do not reject the discipline of the lord or loathe his reproof, for whom the lord loves he reproves, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights. The old testament teaches god capital punishment in the jewish law code in the principle of capital punishment even introduces the old testament in the bible genesis 9:6, it states that capital punishment is based on a belief in the holiness of life. It takes into account the broad old testament principles of capital punishment (genesis 9:6) and the new testament teaching of divinely sanctioned government authority to take the life of a capital offender (john 19:11 romans 13:4. The pharisees wanted to trick jesus into breaking the old testament law they did not truly care about the woman being stoned (where was the man who was caught in adultery) god is the one who instituted capital punishment: whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of god he made man (genesis 9:6.
With the ministry of christ and his death on the cross, the old testament was abrogated and the gospel/the law of christ became effective christ fulfilled the old testament law (matthew 5:17) and took it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross (colossians 2:14. Stoning (and capital punishment in general) is not placed in a good light, for the most part, in the bible, despite the law nettelhorst said that, while idolatry was, indeed, considered a capital crime, that people were rarely killed for it. In the case of capital punishment for murderers, kidnappers, etc, not only does god not say he changed his mind in the new testament, he confirms what he said in the old testament 1 timothy 1:8-10 (8) we know that the law is good if one uses it properly. The hebrew scriptures (old testament) said a great deal about the death penalty the torah (the first 5 books of the bible) required this punishment for many transgressions, both civil and religious the torah (the first 5 books of the bible) required this punishment for many transgressions, both civil and religious.