hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 17 09:25:33 EDT 2007
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> No it is not - where is viginity a moral issue in the Bible?
> Nowhere. There is a list of prohibited relationships, which are
> serious transgressions, that is all.
HH: It is a moral issue in the passage that we
have been discussing,
Deut 22:13-21. This is the main passage on the
subject. It is talking
about a moral issue, that of sexual purity. The
idea is that men wanted
pure wives, not women that other men had possessed
is also a moral issue in other biblical laws: Deut
22:28-29. There is an implied moral element in Lev
21:14. The issue of
virginity probably lies behind the words in Song
of Solomon 8:8-10. One
of the Shulamite's attractions for Solomon was the
purity of her virginity.
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