(PHOTO from T. Scott Carlisle)

22:28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered,29 he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

Lucky girl. Please tell me the word “rape” was lost in some translation because this rule will never make sense in my mind.

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