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To: Sherman Logan

Most cultures have a stonger sense of statuatory rape//rape when both parties were willing—and I would venture to say that Israel was one of them. Treating translations as if every term is precisely equivalent in modern usage often leads to bad exegesis.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 9:33:27 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Hieronymus
Treating translations as if every term is precisely equivalent in modern usage often leads to bad exegesis.

So does projecting modern attitudes towards rape, sexual assault and female rights into the past.

Under the Law, rape of an unmarried woman was in general treated as a violation of the property rights of the father. You may note no consideration is given to the preferences of the woman involved.

The Law of Moses and Sharia are remarkably similar in many areas, certainly far closer than either is to modern notions.

That isn't a problem for me, as nobody is trying to impose the Law on anybody today. The problem with Sharia is not that the Koran spells out certain outmoded practices, it is that many Muslims are trying to force others to live by it.

19 posted on 09/26/2012 10:39:37 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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