Re: Lev. 18:18, 22 (LXX)

In a message dated 09-10-94 "Gregory Jordan (ENG)" wrote to Steve Schaper:
 "(> or expect more rigorous punishment for rape than Moses gives [i.e.,
 "(> marriage]).
 Um, the penalty for fornication was marriage. The penalty for rape was
execution, and the only instance I know of where the strict rules of evidence
requiring two or more eyewitnesses who agree in their testimony were dropped.
If an alleged rape took place out of earshot, without witnesses, the woman was
believed and the man she charged was to be put to death.

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