September 24, 2009

Bible passage of the week....

Deuteronomy 22:13-21

If a man takes a wife and, after lying with her, dislikes her and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity," then the girl's father and mother shall bring proof that she was a virgin to the town elders at the gate. The girl's father will say to the elders, "I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. Now he has slandered her and said, 'I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.' But here is the proof of my daughter's virginity." Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, and the elders shall take the man and punish him. They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the girl's father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.

If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the girl's virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father's house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you.


Stoning CAN be funny though....

7 comments:

Univarn said...

You gotta love those obscure bible passages people "forget" when it comes time to explain their religious beliefs.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

You come up with the best stuff.:) Kinda sounds like a pro Israel rant, doesn't it? The kind joe blow camel might write...not that the book of bottomless bullshit was ever rewritten...cough cough.

a rose is a rose said...

ah univarn people do NOT forget that passage. women are stoned to this day for not being virtuous

Blueberry said...

I want to know more about this proof-of-virginity cloth.

Lemmy Caution said...

Blueberry hits it on the head....amongst all the amazing amount of batshit woo woo crazy on display in the passage, that mention of the "cloth" really stands out.

a rose is a rose said...

oh, that's an easy one. all virtuous women have their cloths (from their wedding night) displayed

http://www.come-and-hear.com/niddah/niddah_12.html

http://tudorswiki.sho.com/thread/3143203/KoA%27s++virginity

http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2008/06/no_blood_on_the

http://jezebel.com/5170699/like-a-virgin-armenian-in+laws-want-to-see-blood-on-the-sheets

there is a ton more, but i'll stop now before i bust a vein in my forehead

Lemmy Caution said...

Excellent! Big thanks for the info!