The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora
229 - TRANSGRESSORS OF CERTAIN COMMANDMENTS TO BE STONED
A complete list of the commandments for which death by stoning is the penalty is to be found in “Mishneh Torah”.* The provisions of this commandment are explained in the sixth chapter of Sanhedrin.
In connection with this group of commandments – i.e. pos. comm. 225- 230 inclusive – it should be remembered that no ordained court had the authority to administer capital punishment save at the time of the existence of the Temple, and at the time also when the great court, or Sanhedrin, held its sessions in the Chamber of Hewn Stones, in the Court of the Israelites. Thus, forty years before the destruction of the second temple, when owing to the political chaos then prevailing, and because of its inability to enforce its laws, the great court voluntarily abandoned the Chamber of Hewn Stones; no court in Israel had any longer the jurisdictional power to try capital cases.*