THE PUNISHMENT God ordered for a number of sins, ranging from sexual relations before marriage (for women) to rebelling against one’s parents (for sons), seems harsh by today’s standards.Continue reading
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THE FAITHLESS prophets and elders of Israel were singled out by Yahweh for special condemnation in this week’s reading. We discuss those who should have been looking after the spiritual health of God’s chosen people, but who allowed Israel and Judah to fall into forbidden religious practices.
One of these was the “hunt for souls,” something the women of Judah engaged in that was apparently related to necromancy rituals common in the ancient Near East.