In biblical times oxen performed duties in society that are now accomplished by oil, power and machinery. These very important animals were big, strong, and potentially dangerous. The evolution of modern American law on civil liability and compensatory damages goes back to the bible’s discussion of the law relating to oxen in Exodus XXI.
In this first in a series of six videos, Steven Kazan lays the foundation for an understanding of the origins of law and its evolution over the centuries. Learn about the role of the Romans in the development of civilization and how the Romans’ adoption of Christianity led to the bible becoming the source from which our civil justice system operates today.