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Stoning. The capital punishment generally inflicted on notorious criminals among the Hebrews and among the Egyptians. Exodus 8:26; Exodus 17:4; Leviticus 20:2-27; Leviticus 24:14-23; Numbers 14:10; Joshua 7:25. The culprit was led out of the city to the place of execution; and the witnesses against him were required to begin the work of death. He was stoned in one of two ways; either stones were thrown upon him till he died; or he was thrown headlong down a steep place, and large stones rolled upon his body. Acts 7:58-59; Acts 14:19; Matthew 21:44.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Stoning'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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