The obsession with virgins start here
16 “If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife. 17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.
This is the reason people were burnt at the stake
18 “You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
Why would anyone want to do this or was it already so common that a law had to be given to discourage it?
19 “Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.
Who does the destruction? God or his earthly representatives?
20 “He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the Lord alone, shall be utterly destroyed.
This seems to make sense.
21 “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, … 22 You shall not afflict any widow[why not widower?] or orphan. 23 If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry; 24 and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
We meet this somewhere in the NT. When we get there just remember it is not a new law.
25 “If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest. 26 If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets, 27 for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.
This is a law against dissent. What happens if the leaders are tyrants? We must rebel and curse them including god, that is if it exists.
28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
Pastors started scheming on assets of the congregation a long time ago it seems.
29 “You shall not delay the offering from your harvest and your vintage. The firstborn of your sons[ why not daughters? what happens to a family that has just daughters?] you shall give to Me. 30 You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep. It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.
Dietary rules. I just don’t see what this got to do with being holy.
31 “You shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.