Tag Archives: Deuteronomy 22

passion and shame

passion and shame Deuteronomy 22:28-30 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:28 If a man encounters a young woman, a virgin who is not engaged, takes hold of her and rapes her, and they are discovered, Deuteronomy 22:29 the man who raped her is … Continue reading

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crime in the city

crime in the city Deuteronomy 22:23-27 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:23 If there is a young woman who is a virgin engaged to a man, and another man encounters her in the city and sleeps with her, Deuteronomy 22:24 take the two … Continue reading

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consensual and criminal

consensual and criminal Deuteronomy 22:20-22 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:20 But if this accusation is true and no evidence of the young woman’s virginity is found, Deuteronomy 22:21 they will bring the woman to the door of her father’s house, and the … Continue reading

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a higher standard of mutual respect

a higher standard of mutual respect Deuteronomy 22:13-19 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:13 “If a man marries a woman, has sexual relations with her, and comes to hate her, Deuteronomy 22:14 and places an accusation on her of shameful conduct, and gives … Continue reading

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a distinctive people

a distinctive people Deuteronomy 22:8-12 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:8 If you build a new house, make a railing around your roof, so that you don’t place blood-guilt on your house if someone falls from it. Deuteronomy 22:9 Do not plant your … Continue reading

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transvestites and mother bird theft

transvestites and mother bird theft Deuteronomy 22:5-7 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:5 “A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman’s garment, because everyone who does these things is repulsive to Yahveh your … Continue reading

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puffy jacket story

puffy jacket story Deuteronomy 22:1-4 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:1 “If you see your brother Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it; make sure you return it to your brother. Deuteronomy 22:2 If your brother does not live near you … Continue reading

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in retrospect: purging the evil

Deuteronomy 22:13-30 Sexual sins, and sins of deception and violence associated with them could not be tolerated in a society that sought to display the glory of the LORD.  Moses’ instruction was for the community to purge itself of the … Continue reading

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in retrospect: removing the shame

Deuteronomy 21-22:12 The culture to which these commands was originally given was an oriental, shame-based culture.  The people in these cultures are primarily motivated by shame, experienced by the whole group, and not primarily by individual guilt.  This explains the … Continue reading

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