Exo. 22:5-6: the difference in the two cases of grazing or burning another’s property is that the first case is an act of deliberate sabotage or trespass, and the second is accidental. The punishment in both cases is simple compensation, not double restitution, but in the first case the compensation must come from the very best of the aggressor's produce. Thus, there is some additional penalty involved in the case of deliberate sabotage or theft.
- James Jordan, The Law of the Covenant 138 (1984), at http://www.garynorth.com/freebooks/: HTML, DjVu.
Topics: Land Ownership/Regulation - Pollution, Land Ownership/Regulation - Trespass, Penology - Monetary Damages, Theft, Theft - Property Destruction
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