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First, the Noahic covenant recognizes rights of human beings as human beings through the talionic principle in Genesis 9:6.
While talionic law supplies much of revenge's basic philosophy, its practical tenets come from the bloodfeud phenomenon.
13) The statement of talionic retributive justice in Genesis 9:6 does not leave us unable to account for such concerns.
At this point in the sonnet, Patience introduces a new Gospel intertext, Jesus's teaching on the "milde yoak" and spiritual rest, to revise and reevaluate God's rashly presumed talionic justice presented in the octave:
It is difficult to conceive of a punishment other than death that could fit most serious ICL crimes in a talionic sense.
the history of punishment was one in which the primitive talionic rule
Kinship laws determine healthy social functions by supporting the intricate talionic system of social institutions that rely on the exchange of gifts and kin.
He defends a conception of vengeance as an intense yet "cool" emotion with an element of instrumental rationality that points toward talionic notions of suitability or proportionality.
The gluttons that flank the burning chair represent a talionic punishment often found in medieval representations of hell, and which, since it has no scriptural basis, probably has its roots in the account (by Dio Cassius) of how Crassus met his end (Plutarch's more sober version has him beheaded): 'And the Parthians, as some say, poured molten gold into his mouth in mockery; for though a man of vast wealth, he had set so great store by money as to pity those who could not support an enrolled legion from their own means, regarding them as poor men.
If all obligatory divine commands must be within the parameters of natural law, as Boyd claims, then how does one deal with biblical commands, given at crucial points in the narrative of redemptive history, that seem to contradict natural law directly, such as the command to Israel to slaughter the Canaanites and to Jesus' disciples to turn the other cheek rather than to seek talionic justice?
Thus, both the text from Exodus 22 and that from Deuteronomy 19 agree that false accusers should be punished in a talionic manner by receiving a penalty that mirrors what they were seeking when they first brought charges.