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THERE IS >>>NO<<< COMMANDMENT TO NOT KILL. In fact, killing is encouraged in the Bible.
There is a commandment to not >>MURDER<<, which is entirely different.
Irrelevant to the the topic.
Quite lying. You have NOTHING to support that claim. Did the God of the Bible know the prophet Jeremiah while Jerry was still in the womb? Well, if we accept the concept that this God was able to predict events that would not happen for centuries, then I think that it is safe to say that He would have known that Jerry was actually going to live to reach live birth, and not just end up as a bloody wad of goo, slowly drying to dust in the desert heat. One might even be tempted to say that it was preordained that Jerry was going to live...
Beyond that, you need to learn the difference between a translation and the actual "Word of God". Exodus 21:22 uses the Hebrew term that indicates pregnancy, it does NOT say "child", it says <hareh>, not <valad>.
Please TRY to learn something before you post anymore. There were NO Pharisees in the days of Moses. They did not exist until around 165 BCE, rather late in the Second Temple Period. For some actual information on the Pharisees (and not just anti-Jewish propaganda) see here:
Exodus 21:22-24 When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the womans husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
When men strive together and they hurt unintentionally a woman with child, and her children come forth but no mischief happens - that is, the woman and the children do not die--the one who hurts her shall surely be punished by a fine. But if any mischief happens, that is, if the woman dies or the children, then you shall give life for life.
Lev. 24:17 Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. Another version says:'If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death. Notice that this verse actually specifies human life or human being. We also know from the verse in Exodus 21:12 that this means intentional killing as we discussed earlier.
Now, the word children derives from the Hebrew yeled, which is a child. In this instance the word is plural,children, which likely is calculated to cover multiple births, or perhaps both sexes.Hareh refers to the WOMAN who is with child, or pregnant, which actually supports my own view. There is also no linguistic justification for translating verse 22 to refer to a miscarriage. The phrase if any mischief follow in Exodus 21:23, does not make any distinction between the mother and her unborn child. It seems to be speaking about a premature birth rather than a miscarriage here with no harm to either the mother or child.
Although this and other scripture certainly highlights the importance placed on the life of a preborn child, I still dont feel the need to use it to support my argument.
Interestingly, a parallel Assyrian law dated between 1450 B.C. and 1250 B.C. prescribed death by torture in cases of induced abortion. The text reads:If a woman by her own deed has cast [aborted] that which is within her womb, and a charge has been brought and proved against her, they shall impale her and not bury her. If she dies from casting that which is in her womb, they shall impale her and not bury her.
Ouch! That would hurt.