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Oath - Wikipedia

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Traditionally an oath is either a statement of fact or a promise with wording relating to ... Many people take an oath by holding in their hand or placing over their head a book ... James the Just s...

Why Do We Raise Our Right Hands When Testifying Before the ...

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Oct 21, 2013 ... “Please raise your right hand to take the oath” is a phrase that has become commonplace in the modern courtroom and is required of all ...

When taking an oath, what is the purpose of having witnesses raise ...

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Dec 12, 2014 ... The oath (or affirmation) has the main purpose of impressing upon the witness his ... Yet when the time comes to give and take an oath, I've never seen nor heard stories of the ... Why do people take a promise/oath with right hand? I ... If so, what was your experience and how did your claim it turn out after ?

history - Did the Hebrews lift their right hand to take an oath as some ...

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Aug 23, 2013 ... Do we have any evidence that the Hebrews used to lift their right hand to take ... “ With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the LORD, God Most High, ... practice of raising the right hand in an oath that 'I have lifted up my hand' ...

Raise Your Right Hand - Torah Musings

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Sep 1, 2015 ... If you haven't been in a courtroom, you've watched the scene ... says to the person on the stand: “Please raise your right hand to take the oath” ...

Raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth ... on the Koran ...

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Jul 20, 2005 ... Raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth ... on the Koran? ... to swear on the Bible before testimony, but today you have to ask a question: ... Already, witnesses in American courts do not have to take a religious oath and ...

A Brief History of Oaths and Books - The New Yorker

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Jun 20, 2014 ... (Witnesses and officials can opt to make an affirmation rather than ... Left hand on book, right hand raised: it's an iconic scene, familiar ... hand on the Bible during his oath in court, we realize that he cannot be Mayella's left-handed attacker. ... as much from its previous readers as from its weight in our...

Does anyone actually do the raised right hand - Notary Rotary

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When I raise my right hand, they do likewise . ... Now I tell them I'm going to give them an oath and I state the words I'm going to use in the oath ...

Power in the Right Hand - Temple Study

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Feb 23, 2009 ... We raise our hand to ask a question or give a comment in the ... Raising the hand can also be a form of identification, of picking an individual from a group. ... has been to associate the right hand with the taking of oaths, and in ...

Why in court do you have to raise your right hand when swearing on ...

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Why in court do you have to raise your right hand when swearing on the Bible? ... You may be sworn in by taking a sacred oath that binds your conscience, ...