9 "But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. Deuteronomy 13:9

Did all the people included minors?

  • Expected ? No. – Lucian Jul 27 '17 at 20:34

The Israelites held roughly to an 'age of consent'. Basically You were under your father's household until you left and started your own family (see Matt 19:5, Eph 5:31, Gen 2:24 etc). It was sufficient for each family to be represented in the process (either father or older brother).

The 'modern' idea of personal independence and individualism is a Greek idea, and not a Hebrew one. So NO - children were not expected to participate since they were represented by their family's participation.

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    The examples that you bring from Matt 19:5, Eph 5:31 are anachronistic with respect to the OP's reference to Deuteronomy 13:9. Genesis 2:24 says nothing about the age of marriage and has no relation to the OP's question regarding stoning. You have brought some text in a quote format but not references its source. Apparently you are using quote formating to present your own answer. You have brought no verse to support your claim. Are you aware of the verses that include women and children in the "congregation" that can be used to counter your claim? How would you account for them? – Abu Munir Ibn Ibrahim Feb 23 '17 at 10:41
  • You err. If you know of the God of Abraham you'll know the Abrahamic religions believe Him to be timeless, and so are his precepts. The Matt 19:5, Eph 5:31 show that the Gen 2:24 principle was still thought to be true (hence quoted). Were this not the case modern Imams quoting the Quran would also be guilty of being 'anachronistic'. Also, the commandments given in Deuteronomy were community commandments say 'rule of law'. Whose responsibility do you believe it was to enforce rule-of-law? Family elders or children? Your answer will reveal either you know of Abraham's God or you don't. – user34445 Feb 23 '17 at 13:12

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