Numbers 5:11-31. How does the society make application of this ridiculous scripture?

by stuckinarut2 14 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • hamsterbait

    Rape a woman, and then she is forced to marry her attacker - RIGHt ON.

    Moses you are full of it.

  • PSacramento

    First off, there is no rape here, it is clear that it is about infedeility.

    This was an "intimidation" law, used in many "superstitious societies".

    People were intimidated into telling the truth because they feared that some deity would punish them.

    A priest would go through a ritual and the guilty party would be intimidated into confessing.

    Now, it MAY be quite possible that God would intervene BUT it is more than likely (since there is no record of God every doing that) this was stricly intimidation to get the truth and here is the bets example of that:

    23 ‘The priest shall then write these curses on a scroll, and he shall wash them off into the water of bitterness. 24 Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and causebitterness. 25 The priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, and he shall wave the grain offering before the Lord and bring it to the altar; 26 and the priest shall take a handful of the grain offering as its memorial offering and offer it up in smoke on the altar, and afterward he shall make the woman drink the water. 27 When he has made her drink the water, then it shall come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse will go into her andcause bitterness, and her abdomen will swell and her thigh will waste away, and the woman will become a curse among her people. 28 But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and conceive children.

    Note the ritual and the intimidation factor of what COULD happen to her if she was lying.

  • stuckinarut2

    Hey Moses this if you dare quote the classic line about "context!"

  • stuckinarut2

    All of it is awesome, but if you are pushed for time, go to 3:40 and watch from there...

  • Heartofaboy

    Yesterday I was responding to Moses Joe, got half through what I wanted to say & thought.......'what's the point'.

    There's always going to be someone that thinks big ole J's a great guy.

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