Instructions in the form:
|"if..."||some event happens||protasis|
|"then..."||you are to act thus||apotasis|
are called "casuistic" because they have the air of "case law". Collections of such laws are found from most Ancient Near-Eastern societies. Many of the laws of the Pentateuch are of this form. Others are apodictic in form.
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