By extension of Exo. 21:33-34, if a human being fell into the well and died, the owner would be liable to the death penalty, as in the case of the notorious ox (Exo. 21:29). Since deliberate murder was not his intention, the man would be allowed to ransom his life if the family of the dead person were amenable.
- James Jordan, The Law of the Covenant 129 (1984), at http://www.garynorth.com/freebooks/: HTML, DjVu.
Topics: Murder - Negligent, Negligence - Premises Liability, Penology - Capital Punishment, Penology - Monetary Damages
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