Capital Punishment and Bible

Capital Punishment and the Bible

Capital punishment or “the death penalty” is a frequently debated punishment in the United States. Although a majority of Americans still support the death penalty as a punishment, the support seems to be declining.

Please discuss the following:

  • What is the origin and biblical basis for the death penalty?
  • Is there a difference between the Old and New Testament approaches to the death penalty?
  • Explain the U.S. Supreme Court’s treatment of juveniles and the mentally ill in death penalty cases.
  • Does the death penalty provide a valid punishment option in today’s society?

* minimum of 300 words

* 1 scholarly resource and 1 biblical resource

*APA format