The concept of diplomatic immunity can be found in ancient Indian epics like Ramayana (between 30 BC) (traditional Hindu dating: over 100,000 years ago) and Mahabharata (around 4th century BC; traditional Hindu dating: 3000 BC), where messengers and diplomats were given immunity from capital punishment.In Ramayana, when the demon king Ravana ordered the killing of Hanuman, Ravana's younger brother Vibhishana pointed out that messengers or diplomats should not be killed, as per ancient practices.

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This practice was continued by the Rashidun caliphs who exchanged diplomats with the Ethiopians and the Byzantines.

This diplomatic exchange continued during the Arab–Byzantine wars.

These realities, and so many others, are found in both books. For Christians, the Old Testament sets the cosmic and temporal contexts for the New Testament. Jesus, Peter and Paul, Matthew and John, and numerous others in the New Testament, frequently quote from the Old Testament.

For the Jewish people, whom God addressed and called apart, who safeguarded these Holy Scriptures for a millennium, and then shared them with the world, their ) is the early record of their nation, the remembrance of things past, the prophecies of things to come, but most importantly, the recounting of their unique relationship with Almighty God.

Classical Sharia called for hospitality to be shown towards anyone who has been granted amān (or right of safe passage).

Amān was readily granted to any emissary bearing a letter or another sealed document. Envoys with this right of passage were given immunity of person and property.

If the New Testament is a sonata, then the Old Testament is a symphony.

For anyone seeking to come to know the Lord their God, the Lord God of Hosts, the Creator of the Universe, the Old Testament is, in a word, indispensable.

And as we all know, any living organism cut off from its roots will soon wither and die.

Without the Old, the New would be adrift, cut off from its life-giving roots.

However, even for Herodotus, this maltreatment of envoys is a crime, and he immediately recounts a story of divine vengeance befalling Sparta for this deed.