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July 12, 2018
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
Why the “double verb” about being put to death ?
א֣וֹ בְאֵיבָ֞ה הִכָּ֤הוּ בְיָדוֹ֙ וַיָּמֹ֔ת מֽוֹת־יוּמַ֥ת הַמַּכֶּ֖ה רֹצֵ֣חַֽ ה֑וּא גֹּאֵ֣ל הַדָּ֗ם יָמִ֛ית אֶת־הָרֹצֵ֖חַ בְּפִגְעוֹ־בֽוֹ׃
Or if he struck him with his hand in enmity and death and should die, the assailant shall be put to death; he is a murderer. The blood-avenger shall put the murderer to death upon encounter.
From the “double verb” we learn that if a person, for whatever reason, can’t be put to death with the Torah specified method then he can be killed in any way, even by bow and arrow.
(Sanhedrin 45b, Rabbenu Chananel, Sanhedrin 53a)
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