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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

Question: Did this also mean that generally people were not allowed to kill, but a person acting on behalf of the community can kill a person who violates the laws? Short Answer: Yes, that is one way ...
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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

In English, the difference would be expressed as, "Murder", vs, "Legal execution". In Hebrew, different words are involved: In Ex 20:13 we have רָצַח (ratsach) = "illegal ...
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