How were God’s true worshipers to determine virginity of pagan girls?

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  • eyeuse2badub

    The Bible is very simply Hebrew Mythology. It was written by jews, about jews, for jews. It was written at a time when women were considered property to be used for a man's pleasure and nothing more.

    They could determine virginity by how attractive they were, The young pretty ones were virgins and the ugly, fat women were not!

    just saying!

  • WTWizard

    And they call "anti-Semitism" HATE? Torture and murder of everyone in indigenous areas just because joke-hova wanted to clean the area of Gentiles so that thing could set up its camp? To me, that is the true hate. That joke-hova would order a select group of people to enslave everyone, and then slaughter everyone that will not cooperate with this--if only people would take off that damn "If it's in the bible, it is morally correct for joke-hova to do it" bias and read crap like this objectively, they would see that this stinking bible is more anti-semite than anyone that posts "bad" things about joke-hova's chosen ones because they directly observe it.

    As for those that think that damnation book is the absolute key to morality and will not accept that the whole book could be full of lies (not mistakes, LIES), to me that is bigoted because they are disregarding the chance that their damnation book itself is wrong. And that goes for the quran as well.

  • cha ching
    cha ching

    Hey! How come they didn't test the guys to see if THEY had had sex?

    hmmmm? Oh, no test available.... Girls... getting the short end of the stick...

    Sounds like a British comedy... "She's a witch"

  • ttdtt

    cha ching - cuz guys could F who they wanted and did.

    The worst that happened was they had to take the woman as his wife.

    As always the human with the Dick makes the rules.

  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad
    cha ching. "Girls... getting the short end of the stick..."

    No pun intended...guys! :-)

  • Simon
    How come they didn't test the guys to see if THEY had had sex?

    They were being killed regardless.

  • Ireneus

    Bible is guilty of violating ts own commandment: ‘Don’t speak many words because you will unavoidably commit sin, but restrain your lips.” (Proverb 10:19)

    How nice it would have been if Bible were too succinct and simple as triple filter of Socretes who said: “Ask three questions before speaking (which equally applies to acting also):

    (1) Does what I’m about to say show Truth?

    (2) Does it show Goodness? and

    (3) Does it show Usefulness or Beauty?

    If not, don’t speak [or do it].

    With these three simple verses, Bible might have been completed!

  • millie210

    Appreciate all the above comments.

    One other thought...

    in terms of ethnic cleansing, many tribes and cultures would keep alive "breedable" females to promote their own tribal well being by producing offspring.

    A woman who already had a child or who could possibly be pregnant with one, would be more trouble and more likely to raise that child with her own heritage in mind (see Moses). If the child was male he could grow up to be trouble. Why bother?

    A woman impregnated while young with a tribal child would be more cooperative, She would be less likely to buck the status quo and also less likely to run away.

    The save the virgins rule had a practical aspect from the point of warring tribes and domination of your enemies.

  • TheFadingAlbatros

    Here is the answer of so-called Christians :

    w04 9/15 p. 28

    Questions From Readers

    Why were Israelite men permitted to marry captive foreign women when the

    Mosaic Law commanded that no marriage alliance be formed with

    foreigners?—Deuteronomy 7:1-3; 21:10, 11.

    The reason this was allowed had to do with special circumstances. Jehovah had

    commanded the Israelites to demolish the cities of seven nations in the land of

    Canaan, killing all their inhabitants. (Deuteronomy 20:15-18) In the case of

    other nations, the only likely adult survivors were captured virgin women.

    (Numbers 31:17, 18; Deuteronomy 20:14) An Israelite man could marry such a

    woman, but only if she took certain measures.

    Concerning the steps such a woman was required to take, the Bible states: “She

    must now shave her head and attend to her nails, and remove the mantle of

    her captivity from off her and dwell in your house and weep for her father and

    her mother a whole lunar month; and after that you should have relations with

    her, and you must take possession of her as your bride, and she must become

    your wife.”—Deuteronomy 21:12, 13.

    A captive virgin whom an Israelite wanted to marry was to shave her head.

    Cutting off the hair was an expression of mourning or distress. (Isaiah 3:24) For

    example, when the patriarch Job lost all his children and property, he cut the

    hair off his head as a sign of mourning. (Job 1:20) The foreign woman was also

    to attend to her nails, perhaps ‘paring her nails close’ so that even if they were

    colored, her hands would not look attractive. (Deuteronomy 21:12, Knox) What

    was “the mantle of her captivity” that the captive woman was to put aside? It

    was customary for the women of pagan cities who were about to be conquered

    to dress in their finest clothing. They did this in hopes of winning the favor of

    their captors. Such apparel had to be set aside by a captured woman in


    A captive woman who was to be the wife of an Israelite man was to mourn for

    her dead loved ones for one lunar month. The destruction of the defeated

    cities was to be so thorough that all her former family and social ties would no

    longer exist. Since the Israelite soldiers would have destroyed images of her

    gods, her objects of adoration would be gone. The month of mourning also

    served as a period of purification during which a captive woman would free

    herself of all features of her past religious devotion.

    The situation was different, though, in the case of foreign women in general. In

    this regard, this principle applied: “You must form no marriage alliance with

    them. Your daughter you must not give to his son, and his daughter you must

    not take for your son.” (Deuteronomy 7:3) What was the reason for this

    restriction? Deuteronomy 7:4says: “For he will turn your son from following

    me, and they will certainly serve other gods.” The prohibition, then, was for the

    purpose of protecting the Israelites from religious contamination. However, a

    foreign woman in the circumstances described at Deuteronomy 21:10-

    13 presented no such threat. All her relatives were dead, and images

    representing her gods were destroyed. She had no contact with practicers of

    false religion. An Israelite was allowed to marry a foreigner under such


  • Ireneus


    I can't believe someone dared to explain this portion!

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