Sat, 9 July 2016
These chapters lay out practical law for the Hebrews that are not simply legal codes, but guides to live a moral life obedient to the Lord. Rules for atonement for the spilling of innocent blood are layed out. Women who are captives of war are to be wives, not concubines, sex slaves, or rape victims. This policy is more humane than even more modern attitudes to powerful men taking advantage of disadvantaged women.