I read somewhere that the consequence for rape, presuming the man does not marry the woman, is just 50 silver sheckels.
This seems like a paltry sum compared to the crime that was committed. Is that all, or is there more?
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Fifty shekels was much more than it's silver content indicates - a worker's daily salary was somewhere between 1/2 and one dinar - fifty shekels was 200 dinars.