The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora
243 - ABDUCTING AN ISRAELITE
By this prohibition, it is forbidden to abduct an Israelite.* It is contained in His words in the Ten Commandments, You shall not steal.
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).”**
** 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.”*