And I have heard of a courtezan, who, though she had been married, gave herself out to be a virgin, and by the help of a bath of comfrey roots, deceived those with whom she had to do. And yes I am going off the KJV for that. The question is how to handle a deceptive agreement. What if a man was led to believe he was marrying a virgin woman but she wasn't? The lack of blood on a cloth would only be one witness. If an engaged woman has sex with a man and evidence shows it was consensual, then the punishment is the same as for adultery -- death.
[b-hebrew] virginity & Deuteronomy 22
It gives me heart that the Jewish legal tradition slowly inched its way towards some understanding of violence against women. Thereupon one of the priests of the Temple Court approached her, grasped her garments at the front, and ripped them apart until he laid bare her bosom. Expecting brides to be virgins was the norm in lots of othe cultures too. What follows is from Maimonides When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you don't bring blood on your house, if any man fall from there. Next to him was his other daughter, who was about 6years old. So Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
Sola Scriptura Christian Liberty: Tokens of Virginity
The OT and all its vile, hate, violence, rape and incest is in modern day context canonized as the word of God by modern day Christianity, and THAT is what I am critical of. In the Name of Honor by danya Sep 3, Blog 4 comments. This is a serious question I have had for quite a while. For "tokens of virginity" "proofs of chastity" see the commentary on Deuteronomy But it is helpful to recognize laws implemented thousands of years ago for ruling a primitive society may have an entirely different set of challenges and implementation than those we have today.
But why is it in the most holy scriptures of modern mainstream Christianity? Otherwise, ancient Hebrew writing was a continuous set of block letters all caps read right-to-left. And what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD, and he slew him also. The Political Economy of the Mass Media. I didn't and I out of all my female friends I've duscussed this with, only one said she did. I remember reading in any number of novels about "I'll fish those sheets out as proof, if I need to! Thus you shall do to all the cities which are very far from you, which are not cities of the nations here.