[b-hebrew] virginity

Bill Rea bsr15 at cantsl.it.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Jul 25 18:08:08 EDT 2007

Yigal wrote:-

>BTW - all of the above, about rape being "no big deal", is based on a
>literal reading of the passage involved.

I once read that Philo regarded the seduction of a marriage woman
as a more serious crime than the rape of a virgin. Unfortunately
I can't give you any details of where I read it. But it is consistent
with what we understand from the Hebrew Bible.

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