Deuteronomy 22:28-29, Be careful who you rape!

If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

//In a patriarchal society, where most women (married or not) are the property of men, what happens to you if you defile another man’s property?

Answer: It depends.

[1] Today’s verse explains that if she isn’t yet married, then you pay a fee to the father (fifty shekels of silver) and marry her.

[2] If the woman turns out to be already married, you and she must both die.

[3] If she is unmarried but betrothed to another, it gets a little more complicated. If you rape her in the country, you die and she lives. If you rape her in the city, and she goes along with it quietly, you both die. But if she screams, she lives and you die.

[4] Finally, if you’re not a Jew, it doesn’t much matter whether the girl cooperates; the laws of Israel don’t apply. You’ll probably be lynched.

So, do your homework first.

1 Comment

  1. thank you.. Nicely written

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