8831Re: [ANE-2] A question about stoning
- Aug 26, 2008This reply is not too late, I hope. There is a reference to stoning
in Sumeria, laws of Uruinimgina, in Samuel Kramer's translation (The
"The women of former days used to take two husbands, the women of
today were stoned with stones."
Other translations vary. The original code no longer exists, so
doubtful the conflict will be resolved.
>It is assumed in many quarters that stoning as a form of execution hasMax
>been used in the Near East, from "time immemorial." Is there any
>evidence for this outside of Biblical texts?
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