Do you realize that was the earliest trace of protection for slaves in legislation, and it stands in strong and favorable contrast with the old laws of Greece, Rome, and other nations?
Do you also realize that everyone except the King was considered slaves?
But you still didn't answer my question.
Why do you assume God condones beating someone to death?
Why do you feel the need to explain your god or the bible when atheists have long rejected both?
Why are you threatened by people that do not share your beliefs in Gods?
I prefer the humor found in the book!h
Baalams talking donkey, that sneaky snake, and this...
Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung,and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.--Ezekiel 4:15
One of my favorites... God show his ass!
"And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen." Exodus 33:23
"Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense."
-- Chapman Cohen