stoning

stoning

A form of capital punishment. Most of the offenses punished by stoning were crimes against the sovereignty of God: blasphemy (Lev 24:15-16; 1Kgs 21:13; Acts 7:11; Acts 7:58), incitement to worship other gods (Deut 13:6-10), worship of other gods (Deut 17:2-7), worship of Molech by child sacrifice (Lev 20:2-5), divination by mediums (Lev 20:27), violation of the Sabbath (Num 15:32-36), and violation of the taboo of devoted objects (Josh 7:25). Stoning is also specified in cases of adultery (Deut 22:21, Deut 22:24; John 8:3-7), filial insubordination (Deut 21:18-21), and homicide by a goring ox (Exod 21:28-29). The stoning usually took place outside the city (Lev 24:14; Num 15:35; Deut 17:5; Deut 22:24; 1Kgs 21:13; but cf. (Deut 22:21). The criminal probably was stripped (Ezek 16:39). The witnesses were the first to cast stones, followed by the entire community (Deut 13:10; Deut 17:7; John 8:7). Accounts of nonjudicial stoning are also recorded in (1Kgs 12:18; (2Chr 24:21). The custom continued into NT times, as attested by the stoning of Stephen (Acts 7:58; Acts 14:19; John 8:5; John 8:7).

Lev 24:15-16

15And speak to the people of Israel, saying: Anyone who curses God shall bear the sin.16One who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall be put to death; the whole ... View more

1Kgs 21:13

13The two scoundrels came in and sat opposite him; and the scoundrels brought a charge against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth cursed God ... View more

Acts 7:11

11Now there came a famine throughout Egypt and Canaan, and great suffering, and our ancestors could find no food.

Acts 7:58

58Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Deut 13:6-10

6If anyone secretly entices you—even if it is your brother, your father's son or your mother's son, or your own son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or you ... View more

Deut 17:2-7

2If there is found among you, in one of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, ... View more

Lev 20:2-5

2Say further to the people of Israel:
Any of the people of Israel, or of the aliens who reside in Israel, who give any of their offspring to Molech shall be put ... View more

Lev 20:27

27A man or a woman who is a medium or a wizard shall be put to death; they shall be stoned to death, their blood is upon them.

Num 15:32-36

Penalty for Violating the Sabbath
32When the Israelites were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day.33Those who found him gathe ... View more

Josh 7:25

25Joshua said, “Why did you bring trouble on us? The Lord is bringing trouble on you today.” And all Israel stoned him to death; they burned them with fire, cas ... View more

Deut 22:21

21then they shall bring the young woman out to the entrance of her father's house and the men of her town shall stone her to death, because she committed a disg ... View more

Deut 22:24

24you shall bring both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death, the young woman because she did not cry for help in the town and the man becaus ... View more

John 8:3-7

3The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them,4they said to him, “Teacher, this woman ... View more

Deut 21:18-21

Rebellious Children
18If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father and mother, who does not heed them when they discipline him,19th ... View more

Exod 21:28-29

Laws concerning Property
28When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall n ... View more

Lev 24:14

14Take the blasphemer outside the camp; and let all who were within hearing lay their hands on his head, and let the whole congregation stone him.

Num 15:35

35Then the Lord said to Moses, “The man shall be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him outside the camp.”

Deut 17:5

5then you shall bring out to your gates that man or that woman who has committed this crime and you shall stone the man or woman to death.

Deut 22:24

24you shall bring both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death, the young woman because she did not cry for help in the town and the man becaus ... View more

1Kgs 21:13

13The two scoundrels came in and sat opposite him; and the scoundrels brought a charge against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth cursed God ... View more

Deut 22:21

21then they shall bring the young woman out to the entrance of her father's house and the men of her town shall stone her to death, because she committed a disg ... View more

Ezek 16:39

39I will deliver you into their hands, and they shall throw down your platform and break down your lofty places; they shall strip you of your clothes and take y ... View more

Deut 13:10

10Stone them to death for trying to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Deut 17:7

7The hands of the witnesses shall be the first raised against the person to execute the death penalty, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall p ... View more

John 8:7

7When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

1Kgs 12:18

18When King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was taskmaster over the forced labor, all Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam then hurriedly mounted his chariot to ... View more

2Chr 24:21

21But they conspired against him, and by command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the Lord.

Acts 7:58

58Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Acts 14:19

19But Jews came there from Antioch and Iconium and won over the crowds. Then they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.

John 8:5

5Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”

John 8:7

7When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

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