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More than one witness was required in criminal cases (Deuteronomy 17:6 ; 19:15 ). They were the first to execute the sentence on the condemned (Deuteronomy 13:9 ; 17:7 ; 1 Kings 21:13 ; Matthew 27:1 ; Acts 7:57,58 ). False witnesses were liable to punishment (Deuteronomy 19:16-21 ). It was also an offence to refuse to bear witness (Leviticus 5:1 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Witness'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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