Robbery has ever been one of the principal employments of the nomad tribes of the East. From the time of Ishmael to the present day the Bedouin has been a "wild man," and a robber by trade. ( Genesis 16:12 ) The Mosaic law on the subject of theft is contained in ( Exodus 2:2 ) There seems no reason to suppose that the law underwent any alteration in Solomons time. Man-stealing was punishable with death. ( Exodus 21:16 ; 24:7 ) Invasion of right in land was strictly forbidden. ( 27:17 ; Isaiah 5:8 ; Micah 2:2 )
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Robbery,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".