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Robbery. Robbery has ever been one of the principal employments of the nomad tribes of the East. From the time of Ishmael to the present day the Bedouin has been a “wild man,” and a robber by trade. Gen. 16:12. The Mosaic law on the subject of theft is contained in Ex. 22. There seems no reason to suppose that the law underwent any alteration in Solomon’s time. Man-stealing was punishable with death. Ex. 21:16; Deut. 24:7. Invasion of right in land was strictly forbidden. Deut. 27:17; Isa. 5:8; Micah 2:2.