Sanhedrin 46 - Hanging After Stoning

All those who are stoned are subsequently hung - these are the words of Rabbi Eliezer, but the Sages say, "Only the blasphemer and the idolater are hung after stoning."

A man is hung facing the people, and a woman is hung facing the gallows - these are the words of Rabbi Eliezer, but the Sages say, "Only a man is hung; a woman is not hung at all."

How do they hang a man? They sink a post vertically into the ground, and a beam protrudes from it. The hangman brings together two hands of the corpse one upon the other and hangs him by his hands from the beam. Rabbi Yose says, "The post is leaned on an angle against the wall and he hangs him in the way that butchers do."

After he is hung, they untie him immediately, remove him from the gallows, and bury him.

Art: Pierre Luc Charles Ciceri - The Gallows