Friday, November 29, 2013

Deuteronomy 23:17

Deuteronomy 23:17

There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

a. NLT: “No Israelite, whether man or woman, may become a temple prostitute.

b. NIV: No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute.

c. Young’s Literal Translation: 'There is not a whore among the daughters of Israel, nor is there a whoremonger among the sons of Israel;

d. Amplified Bible: There shall be no cult prostitute among the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a cult prostitute (a sodomite) among the sons of Israel.

e. Septuagint: There shall not be a harlot of the daughters of Israel, and there shall not be a fornicator of the sons of Israel; there shall not be an idolatress of the daughters of Israel, and there shall not be an initiated person of the sons of Israel.

f. Stone Edition Torah/Writings/Prophets: [In Jewish translations this verse is Deuteronomy 23:18] There shall not be a promiscuous woman among the daughters of Israel, and there shall not be a promiscuous man among the sons of Israel.

1.” There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel…”

a. There shall be no whore [6948 * qedeshah][Gesenius: female temple prostitute, harlot.][Strong: a female devotee (i.e. prostitute):--harlot, whore.]

b. of the daughters 1323 * bath] [Strong: from 1129 (as feminine of 1121); a daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively):--apple (of the eye), branch, company, daughter, X first, X old, + owl, town, village.]

c. of Israel [3478 * Yisra'el] [Strong: from 8280 and 410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.]

2. “…nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.”

a. nor a sodomite [6945 * qadesh][Gesenius: male temple prostitute.][Strong: a (quasi) sacred person, i.e. (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry:-- sodomite, unclean.]

1). This Hebrew word translated “sodomite” in Deuteronomy 23:17 is found a total of six times in the Old Testament. It is translated five times as “sodomite” and one time as “unclean”.

a). Job 36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

b). 1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites  in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

c). 1 Kings 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

d). 1 Kings 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.

e). 2 Kings 23:7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.

2). These were not citizens of Sodom as the translation may imply, because by the time four of these instances are written of, beginning in Deuteronomy and proceeding chronologically through 2 Kings, Sodom and the other “cities of the plain”, had already been destroyed for approximately 400 years. The exception is the occurrence in Job 36:14, because some scholars (and I agree with them) believe Job is the oldest book in the Bible, that it pre-dates the five books of Moses, Deuteronomy being the last that Moses wrote.

3). Unger’s Bible Dictionary: Sodomite (Hebrew: qadesh, consecrated, devoted). The sodomites were not inhabitants of Sodom, not their descendants, but men consecrated to the unnatural vice of Sodom (Genesis 19:5; compare Romans 1:27) as a religious rite. This dreadful “consecration”, or rather desecration, was spread in different forms over Phoenicia, Syria, Phrygia, Assyria, Babylonia. Ashtaroth, the Greek Astarte, was its chief object. The term was especially applied to the emasculated priests of Cybele, called Galli, perhaps from the river Gallus in Bithynia, which was said to make those who drank it mad. In Deuteronomy 23:17, the toleration of a sodomite was expressly forbidden, and the pay received by a sodomite was not to be put into the temple treasury (v. 18). “The price of a dog” is a figurative expression used to denote the gains of a qadesh (sodomite), who was called kinaidos, by the Greeks, from the doglike manner in which he debased himself (see Revelation 22:15, where the unclean are called “dogs”).

4). Robert A. J. Gagnon, “The Bible And Homosexual Practice” pp. 100-102. “There is good evidence of homosexual cult prostitution in Israel during the period of the divided monarchy. A number of texts speak of the existence of qedesim (sg. qades, twice as a collective), literally, “holy/sanctified men,” “consecrated men,” “men dedicated to the deity” (Deuteronomy 23:17, 18; 1 Kings 14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7; Job 36:14) The term is usally rendered in standard English translations to denote men at cult sites who engaged in homosexual prostitution: “male temple (or cult, shrine, sacred) prostitutes…the qedesim… men “whose masculinity had been transformed into feminity” by a goddess (Asherah? Astarte?)

5). Other different cultural examples are called assinnus, kurgarrus, and galli. They were all males, all temple prostitutes, and all sexually serviced males, yet consecrated to different goddesses. Some were castrated while some were not. Robert A. J. Gagnon writes of them, “men whose masculinity had been transformed into femininity by a goddess”. (The Bible And Homosexual Practice). It was from reading Gagnon’s book where I learned of the similarity between the ancient male temple prostitute and the contemporary transgendered (though not consecrated to a goddess). These are individuals who believe they are females, born anatomically as males but believe they are trapped in a male body, and males, born anatomically as female but believe they are a male trapped in a female body. What we are seeing in America and across the world is just a modern manifestation of this deception and confusion.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Job 36:14



Job 36:14

They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

a. NLT: They die when they are young, after wasting their lives in immoral living.

b. NIV: They die in their youth, among male prostitutes of the shrines.

c. Amplified Bible: They die in youth, and their life perishes among the unclean (those who are sodomites).

d. Septuagint: Therefore let their soul die in youth, and their life be wounded by messengers [of death].

e. Stone Edition Torah/Writings/Prophets: Their soul will die amid turmoil, and their life among the promiscuous.

1. “They die in youth…”

a. They [Strong: 5315 nephesh neh'-fesh; from 5314; properly, a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental):--any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead(-ly), desire, X (dis-)contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart(-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-)self, them (your)-selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.]

b. die [Strong: 4191 muwth, mooth;  a primitive root: to die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill:--X at all, X crying, (be) dead (body, man, one), (put to, worthy of) death, destroy(-er), (cause to, be like to, must) die, kill, necro(-mancer), X must needs, slay, X surely, X very suddenly, X in (no) wise.]

c. in youth [Strong: 5290  no’ar, no'-ar; from 'na`ar' (5287); (abstractly) boyhood (compare 'na`ar' (5288)):--child, youth.]

1). As seen above in the various translations and later in the verse, this is referring to homosexual temple prostitutes. Not the Jewish Temple, which was designed by God and built for his worship, but idolatrous temples built to worship Astarte, Cybele, See below.  The life expectancy of male temple prostitutes was shortened by their sexual behavior. There is no new thing under the sun. Though homosexual groups deny there legitimacy, studies confirm the life expectancy of homosexuals is less than heterosexuals because of their dangerous sexual practices. These homosexual practices open those who engage in them to diseases that otherwise they would not be susceptible to if they did not engage in them.  

2. “…and their life is among the unclean.”

a. and their life [Strong: 2416  chay, khah’-ee; alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively:--+ age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.]

b. is among the unclean [Strong: 6945 qadesh kaw-dashe' from 6942; a (quasi) sacred person, i.e. (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry:-- sodomite, unclean.] [Gesenius: a sodomite, consecrated to Astarte or Venus, and prostituting himself in her honor.]

1). This Hebrew word translated “unclean” in Job 36:14 is found a total of six times in the Old Testament. This is the only time it is translated “unclean”. In the other five examples it is translated “sodomite”. These were not citizens of Sodom as the word may appear to imply. By the time these five instances beginning in Deuteronomy are occurring and subsequently written down, “the cities of the plain”, including Sodom had already been destroyed for approximately 400 years.

2). Unger’s Bible Dictionary: Sodomite (Hebrew: qadesh, consecrated, devoted). The sodomites were not inhabitants of Sodom, not their descendants, but men consecrated to the unnatural vice of Sodom (Genesis 19:5; compare Romans 1:27) as a religious rite. This dreadful “consecration”, or rather desecration, was spread in different forms over Phoenicia, Syria, Phrygia, Assyria, Babylonia. Ashtaroth, the Greek Astarte, was it chief object. The term was especially applied to the emasculated priests of Cybele, called Galli, perhaps from the river Gallus in Bithynia, which was said to make those who drank it mad. In Deuteronomy 23:17, the toleration of a sodomite was expressly forbidden, and the pay received by a sodomite was not to be put into the temple treasury (v. 18). “The price of a dog” is a figurative expression used to denote the gains of a qadesh (sodomite), who was called kinaidos, by the Greeks, from the doglike manner in which he debased himself (see Revelation 22:15, where the unclean are called “dogs”).

3). Other different cultural examples are called assinnus, kurgarrus, and galli. They were all males, all temple prostitutes, and all sexually serviced males, yet consecrated to different goddesses. Some were castrated while some were not. Robert A. J. Gagnon writes of them, “men whose masculinity had been transformed into femininity by a goddess”. (The Bible And Homosexual Practice). It was from reading Gagnon’s book where I learned of the similarity between the ancient male temple prostitute and the contemporary transgendered (though not consecrated to a goddess). These are individuals who believe they are females, born anatomically as males but believe they are trapped in a male body, and males, born anatomically as female but believe they are a male trapped in a female body.      

4). Five other instances.

a). Deuteronomy 23:17, 18 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

b). 1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites  in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

c). 1 Kings 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

d). 1 Kings 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.

e). 2 Kings 23:7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.

5). There is no new thing under the sun. Contemporary examples of “sodomites” (male temple prostitutes), are those who claim to be transgendered. A definite difference between the two, contemporary and ancient, would be the idolatrous religious characteristic. In the ancient example, those who were male transgendered (females trapped in a male body), had a idolatrous religious outlet in temple prostitution. The demonic deception they believed was they were the way they were, i.e. females in male bodies, because they were made that way by the particular goddess they were consecrated to and thus allowed other men to use them sexually believing they were worshipping the goddess. This is no doubt the reason for the commandment in Deuteronomy.

a). Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

b). Cross dressing was practiced by sodomites and male temple prostitutes. There is no new thing under the sun.

6). If the book of Job was written previous to Deuteronomy as many scholars believe, then Biblically, sodomites or male temple prostitutes existed before the exodus of Israel from Egypt and all six of the instances, the one in Job and the other five examples listed above of the occurrence of “sodomite” are listed in chronological order. The example of Deuteronomy 23:17, 18 occurred approximately in 1451 B.C. After the kingdom divided, the following examples are listed are only from the kingdom of Judah (the southern kingdom). The example in 1 Kings 14:24 occurred during Rehoboam’s reign approximately between 931B.C. and 913B.C. The example in 1 Kings 15:12 occurred during Asa’s reign when he executed the religious reforms in obedience to God. This was approximately between 911B.C. and 870 B.C.  The example in 1 Kings 22:46 occurred in Jehoshaphat’s reign between 873 B.C. and 848 B.C.  Lastly, the example in 2 Kings 23:7 took place in Josiah’s reign between 640 B.C. and 609 B.C.

7). During Rehoboam’s reign (931 B.C.—913 B.C.) the kingdom degenerated to those who practiced all the sexual sins of the Canaanites. During Asa’s reign (between 911 B.C. and 870 B.C.) he executed religious and spiritual reforms in obedience to God, removing the homosexuals/male temple prostitutes/transgender out of the land. What Asa failed to accomplish during his reign, his son Jehoshaphat completed during his reign between 873 B.C. and 848 B.C. Between the years 848 B.C. and 640 B.C. Judah degenerated again to the degree homosexuality/male temple prostitutes/transgender had infiltrated Jerusalem’s temple worship. Josiah, the godly king executed many religious spiritual reforms, including removing the temple prostitutes from the land.

8). There is hope, there is salvation, there is deliverance and freedom for the homosexual and the transgender, just as there is for the drunkard, the drug addict. Jesus died for all our sin, which means there is salvation and freedom from all our sins in Christ Jesus.

a). 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 [Amplified Classic Version]:  Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,
6:10 Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers and slanderers, nor extortioners and robbers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.
6:11And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God.

b). Paul wrote that there were former drunkards, former adulterers, former idolaters, former swindlers and thieves as well as former homosexuals, but they were forgiven, delivered, cleansed and purified by trusting in Christ Jesus.




Thursday, November 21, 2013

Genesis 9:20-25



Genesis 9:20-25

And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

1. “And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father…”

a. The phrase “uncover the nakedness” is a euphemism for sexual intercourse. It is used in Leviticus 18:6-19.

1). Leviticus 18:6-19 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord.
The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.
The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

b. It is also found in Ezekiel.

1). Ezekiel 16:36, 37 Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.

2). Ezekiel 23:10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her.

c. Some scholars believe that Ham raped his father, and hence the curse upon Canaan in Genesis 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. It is also interesting that the Canaanites had laws (“ordinances” Leviticus 18:3), presumeably to protect those who wanted to participate in all forms of sexual immorality.