[b-hebrew] Dinah raped?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Jul 24 00:12:58 EDT 2007


Shoshanna,

The word for morality is "musar" - although it is used slightly differently 
than in English.

Yigal Levin



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:39 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Dinah raped?


>I don't even think there is a word in the Torah for morality, and I
> don't think it is a concept at all in the Torah.  There is law, there
> is obedience and disobedience.
>
> Only later people, who thought that some of the advice in the Torah
> was good, picked and chose and called it morality.
>
> What is the word in modern Hebrew?
>
> The closest I can think of is Derech Eretz, but that is not morality.
>
> Shoshanna
>
>
>
> Yigal:
>
> "We must be very careful of assuming that the authors of the Bible shared 
> the
> same views on "morality" that modern-day Jews and Christians do. This is
> especially true for matters of sexual behavior."
>
> The question is, how much of the modern mores are based on Biblical
> ones? In other words, how well have people understood the Biblical
> ones and translated them into their own? Or how much of the modern
> understanding are taken from contemporary mores and eisegeted back
> into Hebrew?
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
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