Humanities Lecture 1.23

Humanities Lecture 1.23 - Humanities Lecture: 1/23 Rape and...

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Humanities Lecture: 1/23 Rape and the Bible How does the bible conceptualize rape? What do the laws governing rape say about women at that  time? From a legal perspective, rape is not a crime against the woman, but against her father or brother.  It is a crime against men and not women. Ultimately, leading to the  Sex and the Law I. Private Offences A. Marriage Statuses: 1. Married, Betrothed, Unattached a) When does a daughter become betrothed? b) When the father accepts a gift for his daughter c) From a legal perspective, rape is not a crime against the woman, but  against her father or brother. B. Adultery: [Lev 20:10], [Deut 22:22], [Ex 22:16] 1. Gender Bias a) The Plaintiff in the adultery suit can be male. b) Wives can not sue for adultery. c) A husband’s adultery cannot be punished as long as he keeps his  hands off other men’s wives. 2. Married or Betrothed a) Sex between a betrothed maiden and another man as adultery. 3. Unattached a) The bible gives conflicting evidence for a woman who is unattached.  b) Ex [22:16] – There are no consequences for a girl who had sexual  relations when she was unattached. c) More or less unregulated. 4.
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