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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President Duterte has vowed to implement "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" in the government's campaign against the illegal drug trade.
President Duterte was quoted as saying 'eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,' Exodus 21, 23-25, the 'lex talionis' or the law of the talion.
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth": This phrase from Exodus is one of the best-known sayings in the Torah, and one that has done great harm to the reputation of Judaism over the ages.
LIKE Brian Patton, (Letters, Nov 20) I was sorry to read Kevin Lynch's views in his recent letter, when he said that the verdict on the marine found guilty of murdering a wounded Afghan soldier was the wrong one, because 'It was nothing more than they would have done to one of our soldiers.' This 'eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth' attitude does no credit to a civilised nation, and the verdict was the right one.
For these terrorists 'An eye for an eye' has become 'Any eye for an eye' while 'Live and let live' has become 'Die and let die'.
As Mahatma Gandhi said: "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."
Holding two knives and sporting what appeared to be blood on his hands, the attacker said the killing represented "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."
I would like to recommend three excellent books by TF Muir, called Eye For An Eye, Tooth for A Tooth and Hand for A Hand.
Chopra-McGowan says, "An eye for an eye has been taken too literally by both sides." Since the creation of Israel in 1948, Palestinians and Arab neighbors have been killed by Israelis in much higher proportions than "an eye for an eye." In the 2000 Palestinian uprising, for example, five times as many Palestinians were killed as Israelis.
"An Eye For An Eye" is to be translated into English by Esmail Salami, who is noted for his translations into English of many works of Persian poetry, including the "Diwan-e Hafez," the collection of works by the 14th century poet who is most honored in Iran.
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.
When tensions erupt, adds Trpkovski, almost nobody ever goes by the things that Jesus said- "If somebody slaps you on the right cheek, offer him your left cheek" and neither by the sharia "tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye".