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Capital Punishment

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The death penalty. The execution of a prisoner for a capital crime. In the Bible, capital punishment was the punishment for murder (Numbers 35:16), adultery (Leviticus 20:10), incest (Leviticus 20:11), bestiality (Leviticus 20:15), homosexuality (Numbers 18:22), etc.

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Entry for 'Capital Punishment'. CARM Theological Dictionary. 2013.

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