The Bible Never Said That

The Bible Never Said That

Chara Donahue

Episode 41 - Out of Context: Eye for an Eye (Exodus 21:24-25)

April 20, 2022   ●   13 min

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We need to take time to wrestle with these verses from the Law. The good news is, Jesus gives a great sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, to clarify the Old Testament law for his listeners.

Verses referenced: Exodus 21:22-25, Leviticus 24:17-20, Deuteronomy 19:16-21, Romans 12:19-21, Matthew 5:38-42, 1 Peter 3:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, Hebrews 10:30

Books referenced:
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortland:

Articles referenced:
“Why did God Allow for an Eye for an Eye in the Old Testament” by Hope Bolinger:
“What Does an Eye for an Eye Mean” by Penny Noyes:
“Eye for an Eye-Biblical Meaning and Significance” by
“What Does Eye for an Eye Mean” by Jennifer Slattery:

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