- Wilhelm Bacher and Lewis N. Dembitz, Capital Punishment, Jewish Encyclopedia (1901), at http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=128&letter=C.
No sentence carries with it any change in the civil status of the convict's family. Nor is a sentence attended by confiscation of the convict's goods. All his possessions descend to his legal heirs. Deut. 24:16 provides, "The parents shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the parents; every man shall be put to death for his own sins."
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