Re: Hang on, pre-nup?

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 6, 2002 at 21:24:32:

In reply to: Hang on, pre-nup? posted by Lauren on September 6, 2002 at 20:41:25:

: In that case, the whole contempt for "whoredom" seems less misplaced,
: unless she considered herself part of the spoils of war.

I wonder if there's a non-Biblical reference to the event somewhere.
Could have been straightforward power/political motivation. I'd sure
like to see how a different set of eyes with a different motivation
wrote that thing up!

Could have been that she (Canaanite) viewed this as an reinactment of
the "death of the beloved son" (think Easter, sacrifice and
regeneration, springtime sexual festival)(And, referece the
decapitation of John the Baptist ... etc, etc). and the Jewish was
determined to establish monotheism and squash popular followings of
the Canaanite fertility religion.

I recall seeing archaeology digs of a few Canaanite women and children
buried with a dog cradled in their arms. Things are making me go
Hmmmmmmmmmmm until my fillings are rattling!


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