Biblical Allusions

An Eye for an Eye

Mrs. Heathcliff tells Ellen Dean, in chapter 17, “On only one condition can I hope to forgive him [her husband]. It is, if I may take an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; for every wrench of agony return a wrench: reduce him to my level.” The law of Moses demanded, for […]


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LEVITICUS 16 : 8-10, 26 introduces the concept of a scapegoat, which bore the blame or burden of the guilty. The scapegoat is an Old Testament foreshadowing of the atoning sacrifice that would be made by Jesus Christ on the cross…