Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth: Revenge in the Old and New Testaments

Does the Old Testament demand literal retaliation for a wrong? Should an eye or a tooth be gouged or knocked out—physically? What about the teaching of Jesus? Does he raise our vision to a higher calling? How do we forgive a tort or a physical injury? How do we get compensated for damages?

We begin with the Torah or the first five books of the Bible, specifically the legal rulings, and then we analyze two verses in the Gospel of Matthew.

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Revenge in the Old and New Testaments: Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth

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