• When Fighting Another Man, Chop Off His Wife’s Hand If She Grabs Your Genitals

“When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.” Deuteronomy 25:11-12

  • If Your Slave Refuses Freedom, Pierce Their Ear

“And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.” Exodus 21:5-6

  • Never Boil a Baby Goat in Its Mother’s Milk

“The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.” Exodus 23:19

  • Women Suspected of Adultery Have to Drink Dirty Water

“If any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him … and a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband … the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water … this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot.” Numbers 5:11-31

  • Make Sure No One Falls Off Your Roof

    “When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.” Deuteronomy 22:8

  • Don’t Eat Owls

    “And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.” Leviticus 11:13-19

  • Don’t Sit Where a Menstruating Woman Has Sat

    “And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even. And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean. And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.” Leviticus 15:19-21

  • Don’t Tear Your Clothes

    “And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the Lord hath kindled.” Leviticus 10:6

  • You Can’t Kill a Burglar During the Day

    “If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.” Exodus 22:2-3

  • Don’t Wear Clothes Made of Both Linen and Wool

    “Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.” Leviticus 19:19

  • Don’t Speak the Names of Other Gods

    “And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.” Exodus 23:13


  1. All of these are so out of context, and should be explained so as not to confuse people, like one example is the one about menstruation, in bible times they didn’t have any products to help clean up the blood and so they sat on rags and bled by themselves until it was over. So where they sat would be soaked with blood, so obviously a person wasn’t supposed to sit there after. And all of these verses are this way, they all have an explanation

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