Jerusalem Road To Damascus

Stoning of Stephen

 

Acts

 7:58-8:1

Paul approved when Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was stoned to death in Jerusalem. Stephen's opponents placed their garments at Paul's feet when they did the stoning.

Context: Jewish sources prescribed stoning as a form of punishment for various offences. In cases of apostasy, the victim's accusers were to initiate the stoning, with the wider community joining in later (Deut 13:6-11; 17:7).

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