While we may not be aware of it, we are all part of the blood guilt
that stains our societies.
I can't give too much away, but suffice to say it takes Poirot to the very depths of his own world view and his own sense of right and wrong at a time when he's already suffering from a sense of his own blood guilt
," says David.
David felt that he was under a sentence of blood guilt
because of the actions of Joab (see my translation of v.
While various forms of private violence - from the common crimes of the lower orders to dynastic warfare at the top - were still feared as serious sources of instability, blood guilt
usually involved acts of specifically political repression.
It infects the first three gospels, especially the passage in Matthew in which Jews accept blood guilt
in perpetuity, and permeates the fourth gospel, attributed to John, whose author (whoever he was) was obviously not a Jew.