The Book Of Leviticus, Israelite Generation Essay

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In the book of Leviticus, Israelite generation following those died in the dessert was given The Law before they entered the promised land. It is in that Law that we find another clue supporting the likelihood that Noah was sodomized. Both Leviticus 18 and 20 establish laws forbidding sexual interaction between familial relationships. In Leviticus 18:3, God begins by saying, “You shall not do what is done… in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.” The chapter continues with prohibitions regarding “uncovering the nakedness” of an individual. Context suggests this exposing of a person’s nakedness is done for sexual arousal. Chapter 20 contains God’s prohibitions regarding sexual relations (intercourse) between individuals. In both chapters, nearly every combination of incest is included: child/mother, brother/sister, sister/sister, brother/brother, step siblings, aunts, uncles, in-laws, etc. What is conspicuously absent, however, is the son with his father. There is no place where it forbids the son having sexual relations with his father. Why? This is not an oversight. Because all cultures stemmed from Noah and his sons, perhaps they clearly understood that a sexual union between a son with his father was an abomination. As it would have been superfluous for Christ to address homosexuality to The Jews of His day, likewise, prohibition against the father/son union might have been superfluous in Moses’ day. Therefore, such omission…

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