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Julius Rappoport, Ph.D.

Rabbi, Chicago, Ill.

OATH – Function of Oath. The Hebrew terms for "oath," "alah" and "shebu'ah," are used interchangeably in the Old Testament (comp. Gen. xxiv. 8 and 41; see also Shebu. 36a). According to the ancient Jewish principle of jurisprudence the...