A Lawyer Explains the Difficult Laws of Moses: Are They Harsh?

This blog post is about the punishments for crimes given in the Old Testament, specifically those in the “Books of Law” Genesis – Deuteronomy. Many times, we see things like “Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death” (Exodus 21:15), and that seems just…   …harsh. Except, no. It’s not harsh. You…