The stoning of adulterers in Judaism was extremely rare. Thew written Torah does permit capital punishment for certain offences, but the oral Law made its application next to impossible. The discussion of capital punishment and the rabbis attempts to build a fence around applying it is one of the most fascinating arguments in the Talmud. I seem to remember learning a bit of number play where while discussing capital punishment one rabbi says that a Sanhedrin that condemned a person once in 7 yrs was called bloody while another retorts, no., not 7 but rather 70!
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