Grace and Truth
This website is under construction !
The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
243 - ABDUCTING AN ISRAELITE
Exodus 20:15 -- “You shall not steal.”
Leviticus 25:42 -- “For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.”
By this prohibition, it is forbidden to abduct an Israelite.* It is contained in His words in the Ten Commandments, You shall not steal.
* Including an infant (Mishneh Torah, Nezikin, Hilchoth Genevah IX, 6)
The Gemara of Sanhedrin says: “Whence do we derive the prohibition of abduction? Rabbi Josiah said: From You shall not steal; Rabbi Johanan said: From they shall not be sold as slaves.* Now there is no dispute between them: one sage states the prohibition of stealing (i.e. abduction), the other sage states the prohibition of selling (the kidnapped person).”**
* Lev. XXV, 42; see Neg. Comm. 258
** Sanh. 86a (Sonc. ed. p. 569)
“He who steals a human being is killed, because he is also prepared to kill him whom he steals.”*
* Moreh Nebuchim III, 41