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Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Warning: This sensitive topic speaks about euthanasia

Divine Code for November 28, 2022

Today: Pages 318-320

Part 1:14 -- 1:15

Killing a mortally sick or injured person or a ''goses'' (the Hebrew term for a dying person who has become moribund and whose death is imminent) is considered murder, and this carries liability to capital punishment. If a victim was close to dying as a result of one person's act of murder, and another person dealt the victim a final blow (e.g. decapitation), both are liable by the court if they intended to kill - the last perpetrator, since he made the final murderous blow, and the first, since his actions would surely have brought death without the actions of the second. (This is ''murder after murder'' in topic 3 above.) However, one who hastens the death of a ''living carcass'' is exempt from capital punishment by a court. (Examples of a ''living carcass'' are one whose body was split in two, or whose back was ripped from behind ''like a fish, or whose thigh with its cavity was removed, or whose neck and most of the surrounding flesh was broken - before the person dies, i.e., while the heart is still beating.)

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Sarah Bakker is a blog writer and illustrator for the Noahide Academy. After a difficult time, she found Judaism. She has been a Noahide for many years and uses her experiences and knowledge combined with her creative talents to help others.



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