not taken the eye herself, would any Court in the world have given it to her? Yes;—an eye for an eye! Death in return for ruin! One destruction for another! The punishment had been just. An eye for an eye! Let the Courts of the world ...
T.F. Muir. Eye for an Eye T. F. Muir Constable & Robinson Ltd 55–56 Russell Square London WC1B4HP www.constablerobinson.com.
Author: T.F. Muir
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A truly gripping read' Mick Herron The cobbled lanes and back streets of St Andrews have become home to a vicious serial killer. Striking during heavy rain and choosing only victims who abuse women, 'The Stabber' has police baffled. After the sixth man is found murdered, having been stabbed to death through his left eye, DCI Andy Gilchrist is at his wit's end. Struggling against his self-serving and autocratic boss, Gilchrist is left furious when he is taken off the case at a crucial point. Driven by his fear of failure, and desperate to redeem his career and his reputation, Gilchrist vows to catch The Stabber alone. Digging deeper into the world of a psychopath, Gilchrist fears he is up against a serial killer on the verge of mental collapse. Can Gilchrist unravel the warped mind of the murderer and stop him before the next victim is slain? With reckless resolve, Gilchrist risks it all in a heart-stopping race to catch The Stabber, knowing that any mistake could be his last. Praise for T.F. Muir: 'Everything I look for in a crime novel' Louise Welsh 'Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map' Daily Record 'Gripping and grisly, with plenty of twists and turns that race along with black humour' Craig Robertson 'Gilchrist is intriguing, bleak and vulnerable... if I were living in St Andrews I'd sleep with the lights on' Anna Smith
Eye. for. An. I. I am a philosopher although my philosophy does not allow me to say so. But a philosopher is what I am. I cannot say that I aspire to be a philosopher because I am one. Nor can I say that I am becoming a philosopher ...
The trouble was he had his eye to the peep-hole... And then I saw what I must do. Auger had been wearing a hat. When I struck him, this had fallen, but I had managed to catch it and carry it off with him. I sought for this and found it ...
Author: Dornford Yates
Publisher: House of Stratus
On the way home having captured Axel the Red’s treasure, dapper Jonathan Mansel happens upon a corpse in the road. There ensues a gripping tale of adventure and vengeance. On publication this novel was such a hit that it was reprinted six times in its first year, and assured Yates’ huge popularity. A classic Richard Chandos thriller.
18.3.3 An eye for an eye “ Eye for eye . ” The causative factor in recompense of blood and iron was independent , although men might take upon themselves the role of its human agent . A third formula of recompense involves solely human ...
Four hundred pairs of eyes ... deliver the mail that night , and when the lights go out at nine o'clock there'll be tears in some of those eyes . ... check the shoes for cracks in the dried leather and for run - down 276 AN EYE FOR AN EYE.
Does not Scripture say an eye for an eye? Why not take this literally to mean the [offender's] eye [is to recompense the victim's]? Let this not even enter your mind! . . . Rabbi Dosthai b. Yehudah said: “An eye for an eye” means ...
Author: James L. Kugel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As soon as it appeared, How to Read the Bible was recognized as a masterwork, “awesome, thrilling” (The New York Times), “wonderfully interesting, extremely well presented” (The Washington Post), and “a tour de force...a stunning narrative” (Publishers Weekly). Now in its tenth year of publication, the book remains the clearest, most inviting and readable guide to the Hebrew Bible around—and a profound meditation on the effect that modern biblical scholarship has had on traditional belief. Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion. Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”
We find that in rabbinic law the point is made that " an eye for an eye " cannot be taken literally . Since no two people are alike , no two eyes are alike . What if a one - eyed man poked out the eye of a two - eyed man ?
Author: Stephen M. Wylen
Publisher: Paulist Press
A comprehensive survey of Judaism, its history, beliefs, practices and customs, branches and sects, from its founding to the present day.