eye for an eye


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eye for an eye

Moses’s lex talionis. [O.T.: Exodus 21:23–25; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21]
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Chopra-McGowan says, "An eye for an eye has been taken too literally by both sides.
An eye for an eye UNTIL the Old Testament's "eye for an eye" is adopted then killers like Levi Bellfield, who murdered 13-year-old Milly Dowler as she walked past his home in 2002, have the gall to shrug off the crime as if it didn't matter.
This is not a question of an eye for an eye, however.
The Babylonian Code of Hammurabi called for an eye for an eye long before the Israelite law did.
Ex-Verve man James Lavelle and new recruit Richard File launch their new partnership with Eye For An Eye on Mo Wax.
While in some biblical sense it might be just to exact an eye for an eye, such retribution is not humane.
The same Old Testament that ordered "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" also prohibited vengeance.
Cue sinister music and you're off to the races as Hannibal (Gaspard Ulliel), now a young man, wants an eye for an eye, as well as various other tasty human body parts.
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What goes around comes around, karma, eye for an eye and all of that.