Stories from the Mosaic times
Four sheep, One crime
People stealing sheeps and oxes are an event that occurs regularly in the village. This most recently occurred four days ago when a woman stole a sheep from a family in the next village. During the night, the woman walked over to the next village and snuck into a family’s barn and stole a female sheep. It is not yet known exactly why this woman stole the sheep, but villagers seem to believe it was because she need the sheep’s milk to help feed her children. Once the owner of the sheep identified the sheep the woman was then taken before a judge by the owner so he could get restitution on the theft. The judge ruled that the woman and her family will have to give the owner and his family four sheep(Exodus 21:01). This is considered a fair ruling because in the past this is what other judges have ruled making that the precedent for the crime of theft of a sheep. The woman and her family are now struggling to buy four sheep to give to the family for her crime.
The love story of John and Sarah
The unfortunate incident of the ox in the Hole
One morning a few days ago a man and his wife decided to dig a pit for personal use, in an empty field which they owned but was not closed off, so animals would wander in the field on many occasions. As the pit took supposedly took all day to dig claimed the wife, the man and his wife failed to cover the pit before they left it unattended to warn others of the pit. As they never returned to cover the pit it would now be treated as they were negligent in making it safe for others. During the night, a family's ox fell into the pit and was killed. “When I woke to go and feed my ox I noticed he was missing so I went on a walk to find my ox after walking for a while I finally found him in the bottom of the uncovered pit, my ox was dead,” said the owner of the ox. The owner of the ox and the owner of the pit then went before to the judges to explain what had happened. The judge went with the precedent what was set and ruled that the owner of the pit has to pay the ox’s owner for his losses and he also had to take the dead ox (Exodus 21:34) As restitution the man received an ox and three sacks of flour.
The wicked man
"Exodus." Exodus. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.