Jacob and Solomon were polygamists Tamar and Rahab were prostitutes What are polygamists and prostitutes doing on the pages of Holy Scripture And God told the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute What about Cain did he really marry his sister Abraham did, and he was also a polygamist Lot offered his daughters up for rape, David committed adultery or rape and the BiJacob and Solomon were polygamists Tamar and Rahab were prostitutes What are polygamists and prostitutes doing on the pages of Holy Scripture And God told the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute What about Cain did he really marry his sister Abraham did, and he was also a polygamist Lot offered his daughters up for rape, David committed adultery or rape and the Bible calls both men righteous Love, Old Testament style, was bizarre.As readers of the Old Testament encounter these weird, confusing, and horrific love stories they ask, What s up with sex in the Old Testament The church often ignores the R rated bits of the Bible, so it s hard for people to find answers to their disturbing questions about sex in Scripture, which can lead people to give up on God and God s word.However, these stories were included in the Bible for a reason, to reveal an even shocking love story When humans behave badly, God behaves graciously God not only forgives people with sexual baggage, but also redeems their lives and includes them in his mission God s word records their story to benefit us Just as sex was not often ideal in the Old Testament, it s often not ideal today Instead of ignoring these stories, Prostitutes and Polygamists engages, discusses, and learns from them.
Prostitutes and Polygamists A Look at Love Old Testament Style Jacob and Solomon were polygamists Tamar and Rahab were prostitutes What are polygamists and prostitutes doing on the pages of Holy Scripture And God told the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute What
Received this books as an advanced copy for an honest review This book cover and title drew me to this book immediately When I started reading the first page I was hooked This book is brilliant and hilarious at the same time I love studying religious text but this book has me looking at the old testament in a whole new light David T Lamb writes this book in an approachable, funny way that would engage even the most reluctant readers It s amazing how these biblical stories are so full of scandalo [...]
Let s be honest here, the real reason I read this book is because of the title Prostitutes and Polygamists A Look at Love, Old Testament Style and the cover Doesn t that peak your interest Since we are being honest, have you ever wondered why the church rarely ever talks about the scandalous sexual issues Sex is just something that people don t talk about Apparently, we are supposed to talk about it and learn about it, or it wouldn t be in the bible God thought it was important enough to be writ [...]
I love the cover and the title, that s what drew me to start with But after starting to read the book, I was fascinated It makes you look at the Old Testament in a very new and different light It shows that even when we humans are adamant at messing up God is gracious and makes good out of the bad.It approaches the uncomfortable truths about sex in the Old Testament in a open, honest and humurous way Even the most reluctant reader is pulled in Prostitutes and Poygamists lets the reader see a gre [...]
Definitely worth reading, got quite a few good laughs out of it and serious reflection on sexuality and the Bible.
In Prostitutes and Polygamists, David T Lamb takes a look at the sexual behavior in the Old Testament and tries to explain how that behavior fits in with Christian ethics I really appreciate that he doesn t shy away from discussing such delicate issues And I liked how he explained the laws and stories concerning sexuality, rape and marriage in the Old Testament He also compared it to what is written in the New Testament and if they contradict each other This book really helped me to make sense o [...]
When humans behave badly, God behaves graciously These are the final remarks of David T Lamb associate professor of OT at Biblical Theological Seminary in the trailer for his 2015 Zondervan publication Prostitutes and Polygamists A Look at Love, Old Testament Style, succinctly capturing his thesis As far as a thesis for an OT theology of sexuality, I wouldn t trade this summary for another, and am grateful for the gracious emphasis Lamb writes with a chummy tone probably the result of his extend [...]
If you ve ever seen the Biblical Marriage meme Google it seeking to topple the idea there is an ideal version of marriage authorized by God, this may be a helpful read This is a useful starting point for making sense of the sexual misbehavior in the Old Testament and the weird laws that accompany it It s not uncommon for folks, including the creators of the aforementioned meme to confuse what is with what ought to be in the Old Testament In other words, just because the OT includes polygamists, [...]
This was a good introductory look at the sexual scandals found in Scripture primarily the OT What are we to do with laws against polygamy when most of our OT heroes were themselves polygamists Lamb handles his question fairly and well With a good discussion on description prescription, I would recommend this to anyone who wonders how Christians are to respond when confronted on issues concerning biblical sexual ethics I certainly didn t agree with everything, and his humor was hit or miss maybe [...]
In general, a good treatment of the sexually problematic passages in the Old Testament Lamb makes the point well that problems we see today concerning marriage and sexuality are nothing new under the sun He also give clear guidance on dealing with these issues as they appear in our own lives and ministries My main complaint is in his treatment of Sodom While it does serve to balance out some of the myopic focus on Sodom s sexual sin, to my mind it comes close to dismissing it I was disappointed [...]
Davis T Lamb has written an enlightening book about stories from the Bible I liked his writing style and enjoyed the controversial and difficult stories he s taken on to explain This would be a great reference book in a collection or as a addendum to reading the Bible Some stories will make the reader laugh out loud, others will leave them speechless Great book
I enjoyed this book immensely The author takes several difficult and serious sexual topics found in the Old Testament and, in an amazingly informative manner mixed with witty humor, unwraps them in a Biblical manner.
The title and concept of this book captured my attention greatly I had mixed feelings about the content, however It certainly made me consider much and question much Rating 2 5 Translation It was ok.