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Bloody Punishment for Biblical Liability


1. Liability for punishment for shedding blood.

‘Save me from bloodguilt, o God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness’, Psalm 51:14-19, New International Bible.

It’s very hard to find a quote using this word that isn’t in a version of the Bible. Yet this word still exists. For some reason. This word started life as a religious one, derived from the belief that deeds generate consequences and that sin is a mortal danger to the sinner. It’s essentially guilt and responsibility for ‘shedding blood’, best demonstrated in the murky world of homicide…

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