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When no sentence is delivered in a case which was too difficult for the judges to try, the matter could be referred to a higher court. However, once a verdict is reached, the judgment is without appeal. To deviate from the judgment is a capital crime (Deut. 17:8-13).
- Greg L. Bahnsen, Double Jeopardy: A Case Study in the Influence of Christian Legislation, The Journal of Christian Reconstruction, Vol. II, No. 2, Winter 1975, at 44-47.