By Innocent Himbaza
The Bible at the query of Homosexuality addresses the hotly debated subject of even if the Bible condemns homosexuality by means of an in depth studying of the biblical texts with no taboo or prejudice, with out own or church interpretation.
Originally released as "Clarifications sur l'homosexualité dans los angeles Bible" (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, © 2007).
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J. Saley, and E. Ulrich, Qumran Cave 4 XII 1–2 Samuel, 232–33. 32 Old Testament Stories and Homosexuality Hittite and an Amorite. This designation wants to show that “the people of God,” represented by Jerusalem, is no better than the surrounding nations. We know that for a part of the Jewish tradition (Mishna, Megillah IV, 10), these verses form part of passages that are neither read nor translated in the synagogue. This attitude can probably be explained by the fact that these verses are seen as an affront (a kind of insult) to the people of Jerusalem that one would rather not advertise.
In the case of the love of Jonathan for David, the reader easily notices that these words explain how Jonathan impedes a political murder by standing in opposition to his father. In the context of 1 Sam. ” In 1 Sam. 18:4 Jonathan seems to make surprising gestures that certain people interpret as having an erotic connotation to them. He takes off his clothes and his armor in order to give them to David. By this action, he wishes David to understand his profound attachment. Still, within a larger narrative framework, we can see that David already replaces Jonathan.
The behavior of the inhabitants of Sodom and Gibeah is, therefore, the same; their fate is as well. Even if only a couple of men were responsible for the crime in Judges 19, the 12. K. Stone, “Gender and Homosexuality in Judges 19: Subject-Honor, Object-Shame” in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 67 (1995): 87– 107. 13. The biblical references also say that the neighboring cities of Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the same fate (Dt. 29:22; Jer. 49:10; Jude 7). Old Testament Stories and Homosexuality 19 refusal to hand them over made all of the Benjaminites accessories.
The Bible on the question of homosexuality by Innocent Himbaza