Double restitution is the normal rule. A stolen animal found alive is returned, plus another (or its value, Exo. 22:4). Inanimate stolen property is paid back double, whether the stolen piece is destroyed or not (Exo. 22:7).
- James Jordan, The Law of the Covenant 135 (1984), at http://www.garynorth.com/freebooks/: HTML, DjVu.