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Are there any written recordings in any branch of Torah where we find a comment proving someone actually died from Kares/Ariri?

Now, of course being a heavenly decree it would be hard to know for sure, but do we find a statement even assuming that this was the case?

Cases where Hashem is said to have been upset and punished someone for a given action, such as Er and Onan, is not what I am looking for, being pre-Har Sinai, and also seemingly not working within the broader, generalized rules.

What I am looking for is a statement along the lines of this person did this forbidden act for which the Torah says one receives kares, and this person actually died from kares.

Midrash and Aggad'ta welcome.

  • I've no idea what you mean by "not working within the broader, generalized rules". +1, though: interesting question. – msh210 Apr 9 '15 at 21:40
  • @msh210 weren't they minors? And the psukim seem to imply there was a specialized intervention of Hashem, not working within a standard framework. – user6591 Apr 9 '15 at 21:46
  • @msh210 ty. The impetus was thinking about why we don't see Kares nowadays, which led to thinking, well, when did we? – user6591 Apr 9 '15 at 21:48

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