American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Exodus 20:15 Proverbs 22:22 , under the Mosaic law, was punished by exacting a double or a quadruple restitution, which was secured if necessary by the sale of the goods or services of the thief to the requisite amount, Exodus 22:1-8,23 2 Samuel 12:6 Proverbs 6:30,31 Luke 19:8 . A night-robber might lawfully be slain in the act; and a man-stealer was to be punished by death, Exodus 21:16 22:2 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Theft'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/t/theft.html. 1859.