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Old 08-16-2017, 07:26 AM   #23 (permalink)
Maya
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Interesting note regarding Keith's thought that we ask what the "victim" would like the punishment to be and then punishing them with that suggestion.

Haman, in Megilat Ester, is asked how the man who saved the king should be rewarded. Thinking he's the one about to be rewarded, he suggests a parade to let everyone know what a hero he is. In the end, Mordechai gets that reward and Haman is hanged on the very gallows he built.

This is not a perfect inverse parallel but I do find it interesting that this concept has been around for centuries (or x period of time, depending on your biblical beliefs. Or no time at all, could all be made up, how am I to know?).
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