[b-hebrew] Rahab's Guests

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Mon Jul 14 19:50:48 EDT 2003


At 04:05 PM 7/14/03 -0400, you wrote:
>Perhaps you should investigate the cultural context prior to being so 
>defamatory.
>>Paul H. Belanger

Interesting comment.  What it fails to recognize is that the cultural
context demands a rather harsh judgment on the actions of these women.  It
is only a modern deification of biblical characters which blinds eisegetes
into seeing angels where there are none.  And where the biblical authors
intended us to see none.  

It is, however, fairly common in some circles to denounce interpretations of
texts which do not harmonize with piety.

Jim

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Jim West
Quartz Hill School of Theology
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies

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