What's the value of a human life according to the Bible God?
Does God feel that some people are worth more than others?
What do God's absolute and perfect moral standards have to say about this issue?
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the LORD(dedicated to the Lord) by thy estimation(scale of values).
And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
And if it be a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels.
And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver.
And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
The process described above relates to dedicating someone to
the Lord by paying the "value" of that person to
one of God's priests, who acts as God's agent in this
transaction. The value of a person is declared in Lev 27,
as shown above.
Here's the accounting summary:
Man age 20-60 = 50 credits
Woman age 20-60 = 30 credits
Women are worth 60% of what men are worth.
Boy age 5-20 = 20 credits
Girl age 5-20 = 10 credits
Girls are worth 50% of what a boy is.
Boy age 1 month-5 years = 5 credits
Girl age 1 month-5 years = 3 credits
Man age 60+ = 15 credits
Woman age 60+ = 10 credits
Old women are worth 67% of what old men are worth.
Old men are worth 30% of what a mature man is worth.
Boys are worth 40% of what a mature man is worth.
Children and infants are worth 10% of what a mature adult is worth.
The Bible God places lower values of worth on children, females, and the aged.
Also of note is that children under 1 month of age have no identified value.
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