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What is probably the oldest form of execution, being used as far back as Biblical...
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In your question, you mention that this form of execution dates back to Biblical times. This can give us a good hint as to what form of execution is being referred to. The form of execution that is most closely connected to the Bible is stoning. Stoning is often mentioned (as in the New York Times link below) as one of the most ancient forms of execution.
For example, in Chapter 20 of the book of Leviticus in the Bible, there is given a list of crimes for which people should be put to death. The only form of execution mentioned in that chapter is stoning.
So, the form of execution that goes back to Biblical times is stoning.
Posted by pohnpei397 on October 13, 2011 at 4:09 AM (Answer #1)
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