Kidnapping Law, Part 3

This relates to my last Fishbane post, Kidnapping Law, Part 2, in which I promised to compare the Hebrew of Exodus 21:16 and Deuteronomy 24:7 to determine if the latter used the former as a source. I’ve colored the words that are the same–or which have the same root–in both verses:

Exodus 21:16: ve-gonev ish u-mecharo ve-nimtsa be-yado mot yumat.

Deuteronomy 24:7: ki-yimatsei ish gonev nephesh me-echav mibnei yisrael ve-hitamer-bo u-mecharo u-met ha-ganav ha-hu u-varta ha-ra mi-kirbecha.

I think there’s significant similarity, so I can see why Fishbane believes Deuteronomy used Exodus in this case.

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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