Women in the Bible

In the bible, violence against women is more tolerable than violence against men.

In both Gen 19 and Judg 19, a not so gracious host volunteers to sacrifice the women of the house by throwing them out to a mob in order to protect a male visitor. A readiness to sacrifice women has been noted.

Passages such as Hos 2 and Ezek 16 give divine sanction to violence against women when they personify Israel and Judah as adulterous women, whom God will punish.

The kidnapping of women to provide wives for the decimated tribe of Benjamin.

In short, the bible treats females as third rate trash…

 

 God’s curse of all women.  Gen.3:16

 Lot [the just and righteous (2 Pet.2:7-8)] offers his daughters to a crowd of angel rapers. Gen.19:8

 A drunken Lot impregnates his daughters.  Gen.19:30-36

 Judah impregnates his daughter in law (Tamar).  Gen.38:16, 18

 After Judah pays Tamar for her services, he is told that she “played the harlot” and “is with child by whoredom.” When Judah hears this, he says, “Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.” Gen.38:24

 Instructions for selling your daughter  Ex.21:7

 Instructions for taking a second wife  Ex.21:10

 Baby girls are twice as dirty as baby boys. Lev.12:1-8

 Menstruating women are unclean to God. Lev.15:19-30

 Don’t look at any naked menstruating women. Lev.18:19

 If you have sex with a slave woman, you must then scourge her. Lev.19:20

 Woman with “familiar spirits” must be stoned to death. Lev.20:27

 Unchaste daughters of priests must be burnt to death. Lev.21:9

 God places a dollar value on human life; with women worth less than men. Lev.27:3-7

 The law of jealousies. Num.5:11-31

 A woman can’t make a vow unless her husband allows it. Num.30:3-16

 Moses tells his men to kill all the males and non-virgin women, but to keep all the virgins alive for themselves. Num.31:14-18

 Kill all the men and boys in the cities that God “delivers into your hands,” but keep the women for yourself. Dt.20:13-15

 If you see a pretty woman among the captives then just take her home and “go in unto her.” Dt.21:11-14

 Women that wear men’s clothing are an “abomination unto the Lord.” Dt.22:5

 How to dispose of a hated wife. Dt.22:13-22

 Women, be sure to keep the tokens of your virginity. Otherwise the men of your city may stone you to death. Dt.22:13-21

 Kill rape victims if they fail to cry out loud enough. Dt.22:23-34

 A rapist must buy his victim from her father for 50 shekels. Dt.22:28-29

 How to divorce your wife if you find “some uncleanness in her.” Dt.24:1-4

 You must cut off a woman’s hand if she touches the “secrets” of a man who is fighting with her husband. “And thine eye shall not pity her.” Dt.25:11-12

 “Have they not divided the prey, to every man a damsel or two?” Jg.5:30

 Gideon “had many wives.” Jg.8:30

 Jephthah sacrifices his daughter to God. Jg.11:29-39

 The Levite and his concubine. Jg.19:22-30

 Ruth is “purchased” by Boaz for a wife. Ru.4:10

 David buys a wife with 200 Philistine foreskins (twice the asking price). 1 Sam.18:25-27

 “And David took him more concubines and wives.” 2 Sam.5:13

 God says he will give David’s wives to someone else who will “lie with thy wives in the sight of the sun.” 2 Sam.12:11-12

 Absalom “goes in unto” his father’s [David’s] concubines. 2 Sam.16:21-22

 Solomon’s 700 wives and 300 concubines. 1 Kg.11:3

 The Israelites offend God by “taking” foreign wives and thereby corrupting the “holy seed.” Ezra 9:2

 Ezra tells the men that they must abandon their “strange” wives and children if they want to avoid God’s wrath. Ezra 10:2-3, 10-12

 Nehemiah rebukes the men for marrying “strange wives.”  Neh.13:25-27

 Queen Vashti (the real heroine of the Book of Esther) refuses to display herself in front of the king’s drunken guests. Est.1:7-12

 For her refusal, Vashti is stripped of her crown. Est.1:13-19

Knowing your limits!

Because of Vashti’s disobedience the king decrees that “all the wives shall give to their husbands honor” and “that every man should bear rule over his own house.” Est.1:20-22

 “All the fair young virgins” throughout the kingdom are brought before the king and the one that “pleaseth” him the most will replace Queen Vashti. Est.2:2-4

Esther wins the pleasing the king babe contest. Est.2:8-9

 But since women are dirty, she must be “purified” for twelve months before she can be made queen. Est.2:12

 Watch out for those strange, brawling, angry, contentious, adulterous, odious women. Pr.2:16-18, 5:3-5, 6:24-26, 7:5-27, 21:19 22:14, 23:27-28, 25:24, 27:15, 30:20, 30:23

 Foolish women are simple and know nothing; they drag innocent men into hell. Pr.9:13

 “As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.” Pr.11:22

 “Give not they strength unto women.” Pr.31:3

 God will “smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion” because he dislikes the way they dress and walk. Is.3:16

 “The Lord will discover their secret parts.” Is.3:17

 “Thou shalt cast them away as a menstrous cloth.” Is.30:22

 “Tremble, ye women that are at ease … strip you, and make you bare. Is.32:11

 God compares the destruction of Jerusalem to the rape of a woman who deserves to be raped because she has sinned. Jer.13:22

 “Jerusalem is as a menstrous woman.” To God this is an insult. Lam.1:17

 God marks the foreheads of the men who will be saved. To God only men are worth keeping. All of the women are to be slaughtered. Ezek.9:4

 Good men stay away from menstruating women. Ezek.18:6

 A tale of two sisters. Ezek.23:1-46

 God kills Ezekiel’s wife and tells him not to mourn her. Ezek.24:15-18

God talks about whoredoms, adulteries between breasts. He plans to strip a woman naked as the day she was born and to discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers. Ezek.2:2-3, 2:10

 In accordance with God’s command, Hosea buys a wife for 15 pieces of silver and one and a half homers of barley. Hos.3:2

 If you misbehave, God will make your daughters “commit whoredom” and your wife “commit adultery.” Hos.4:13

 Hosea asks God to “give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.” Hos.9:14

 God promises to dash to pieces the infants of Samaria and “their women with child shall be ripped up.” Hos.13:16

 In the middle of his threats and insults God says, “Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women.” I guess this (“You’re all just a bunch of women.”) was the biggest insult God could think of at the moment. Nah.3:13

  God will see to it that Jerusalem “shall be taken … and the women ravished.” Zech.14:2

 Abandon your wife and children for Jesus and he’ll give your a big reward. Mt.19:29, Mk.10:29

 “Woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days.” Why? Does God especially hate pregnant and nursing women? Mt.24:19, Mk.13:17

 Paul explains that “the natural use” of women is to act as sexual objects for the pleasure of men. Rom.1:27

 Paul says “the head of the woman is the man,” meaning that the women are to be subordinate to men. 1 Cor.11:3

  Women are commanded by Paul to be silent in church and to be obedient to men. He further says that “if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is  a shame for women to speak in church.” 1 Cor.14:34-35

  Paul orders wives to submit themselves to their husbands “in every thing” as though they were gods. “For the husband is the head of the wife.” Eph.5:22-24

Wives, according to Paul, must submit themselves to their husbands. Col.3:18

Women are to dress modestly, “with shamefacedness” — “not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.” 1 Tim.2:9

 Paul forbids women to teach or “to usurp authority over” men. Rather they are to “learn [from men] in silence with all subjection [to men].” 1 Tim.2:11-12

 Men are superior to women in Paul’s eyes, since Adam was made before, and sinned after, Eve. But, even though women are inferior to men, Paul says they shouldn’t be discouraged because they shall “be saved in childbearing.” 1 Tim.2:14-15

 Real widows are “desolate” and pray “night and day.” But those widows that experience pleasure are “dead while [they] live.” 1 Tim.5:5-6

 You should help a widow only if she : 1) is over 70 years old, 2) had only one husband, 3) has raised children, 4) has lodged strangers, 5) has “washed the saints feet,” 6) has relieved the afflicted, and 7) has “diligently followed very good work.” Otherwise, let them starve. “But the younger widows refuse [to help]: for … they will marry; having damnation.” Besides the young widows are always idle tattlers — “busybodies, spreading things which they ought not.” He adds that “some are already turned aside after Satan.” 1 Tim.5:9-15

 Even old women must be “obedient to their own husbands.” Tit.2:3,5

 Peter orders all wives to be “in subjection” to their husbands. 1 Pet.3:1

 Peter describes Lot, who in Gen.19:8 offers his two virgin daughters to a crowd of angel rapers and later (19:30-38) impregnates them, as a “righteous man.” 2 Pet.2:8

 Only 144,00 celibate men will be saved. (Those who were not “defiled with women.”) Rev.14:3-4

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