रविवार, 24 अगस्त 2008

बाईबल और स्त्री के अधिकार : Bible and Women Rights!

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बाईबल और स्त्री के अधिकार : Bible and Women Rights!

स्त्री के प्रति अनय व अन्याय का इतिहास खंगालने जाएँ तो पता चलता है कि वैदिकोत्तर समाज स्त्री के प्रति कितना क्रूर व अमानवीय रहा है। किसी ने भोग्या मान कर व किसी ने माया कह कर या किसी ने मूर्तिमती देवी कहकर उसे सामान्य मानवी होने के अधिकार तक से वंचित रखा। जिस भारतीय समाज को हम धिक्कारते नहीं अघाते, उस के वाङ्‌मय में तो कम से कम स्त्री को सदा सम्मानित स्थान प्राप्त है, किंतु विश्व के अन्य मतों का वाङ्‌मय स्त्री के प्रति किस प्रकार के अवमानना व दुर्भावना पूर्ण संदेशों से भरा पड़ा है, इसे न जानते हुए हम निरंतर स्वयं को निम्नतम व तर्क के अभाव में बौना खड़ा ही पाते हैं ।

आवश्यक है कि स्त्री को खानों में बाँट कर देखने वाली अथवा उसे देश, धर्म या जाति के नाम पर बाँटने वाली छल -प्रपंच की राजनीति के वास्तविक रूप को समझाने के लिए हमारे पास ऐसे ठोस तर्क हों जो प्रमाणित कर सकें कि अमुक - अमुक मतों के अनुसार स्त्री को क्या व कहाँ किस रूप में प्रस्तुत किया गया है और उसके अधिकार के बाड़े में सांकल लगा कर उसे किस प्रकार वंचित रखा गया है। ऐसी परम्परा से आने वाले लोग भला कैसे तो स्त्री को मानवीय चेतना संपन्न एक जीता जागता अस्तित्व स्वीकार कर सकते हैं।

यह पूरा शोध सरीखा कार्य, मूलत: अंग्रेजी में ही उपलब्ध है । सो, उसे उसी रूप में अनवरत यहाँ दिया जा रहा है -----

Bible and Women Rights

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Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this
night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of
our father -- Genesis
19:34<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/19. html#34>

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way
of woman's emancipation. -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Woman's
Bible<http://www.amazon. com/exec/ obidos/ASIN/ 1573926965/ skepticsannotate>

*Genesis <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/wom_ list.html>*
1. God fashions a woman out of one of Adam's ribs. This was necessary
since Adam couldn't find a "help meet" in any of the animals that God made
for him. 2:20-22 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/2. html#20>
2. Adam blames Eve and Eve blames the serpent.
3:12-13<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/3. html#12>
3. God punishes Eve, and all women after her, with the pains of
childbirth and subjection to men.
3:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/3. html#16>
4. Adam is also punished, although less severely. He now will have to
work for a living because he "hearkened unto the voice" of his
wife. 3:17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/3. html#17>
5. Lamech is the first of a long line of biblical men with more than one
wife. It seems that God approves of such marriages. 4:19,
23<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/4. html#19>
6. Finally, sometime in the next 800 years, Adam begat some daughters.
These nameless ones are the first (and nearly the last) girls to be born in
the Bible. 5:4 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/5. html#4>
7. "The male and his female ..." Notice that in the Bible female animals
are the property of male animals, as women are the property of men.
7:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/7. html#2>
8. Abram makes his wife lie for him, by telling the Egyptians that she is
his sister. But at least it was half-true, since she was his half-sister.
Such incestuous marriages are condemned elsewhere in the Bible, but god
makes an exception for Abram and Sarai. (See
Gen.17:15-16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/17. html#15>where
God blesses their marriage.)
12:13 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/12. html#13>
9. Sarai is the first of a long line of barren women who were desperate
for children. (In the Bible, it is the women who are barren, never the men.)
She sends Abram into her handmaid, Hagar, so that she can "obtain children
by her." Abram gladly complies.
16:1-4<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/16. html#1>
10. Sarah, who is about 90 years old and has gone through menopause,
laughs at God when he tells her that she will have a son. She asks God if
she will "have pleasure" with her "Lord" [Abraham], when both are so very
old. God assures her that he will return and impregnate her at the appointed
time. 18:11-14 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/18. html#11>
11. Lot refuses to give up his angels to the perverted mob, offering his
two "virgin daughters" instead. He tells the bunch of angel rapers to "do
unto them [his daughters] as is good in your eyes." This is the same man
that is called "just" and "righteous" in 2
Pet.2:7-8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2pet/ 2.html#7>.
19:8 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/19. html#8>
12. Lot's nameless wife looks back, and God turns her into a pillar of
salt. 19:26 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/19. html#26>
13. Lot and his daughters camp out in a cave for a while. The daughters
get their "just and righteous" father drunk, and have sexual intercourse
with him, and each conceives and bears a son (wouldn't you know it!).
19:30-38 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/19. html#30>
14. Honest Abe does the same "she's my sister" routine again, for the
same cowardly reason. And once again, the king just couldn't resist Sarah --
even though by now she is over 90 years old. (See
Gen.12:13-20<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/12. html#13>for
the first, nearly identical, episode.)
20:2 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/20. html#2>
15. God gets angry with king Abimelech, though the king hasn't even
touched Sarah. He says to the king, "Behold, thou art but a dead man," and
threatens to kill him and all of his people. To compensate for the crime he
never committed, Abimelech gives Abraham sheep, oxen, slaves, silver, and
land. Finally, after Abraham "prayed unto God," God lifts his punishment to
Abimelech, "for the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of
Abimelech, because of Sarah."
20:3-18<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/20. html#3>
16. God "closed all the wombs" because Abimelech believed Abe's lie.
20:18 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/20. html#18>
17. "And the damsel was fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man
known her." (Oh boy!)
24:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/24. html#16>
18. Abraham had several concubines.
25:6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/25. html#6>
19. "She was barren."
In the Bible it's always the woman that are "barren", never the men. And
when God "opens their womb," the resulting babies are always little boys.
25:21-26 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/25. html#21>
20. Isaac uses the same "she's my sister" lie that his father used so
effectively (see
Gen.12:13<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/26. html#7>,
20:2 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/20. html#>).
26:7<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/26. html#7>
21. Esau "takes" two wives.
26:34<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/26. html#34>
22. Esau, who already had two wives
(26:34<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/26. html#34>),
"takes" another. 28:9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/28. html#9>
23. Jacob offers to work for seven years to pay for Rachel. As it turns
out, he is tricked into having sex with her sister, Leah, instead, so he has
to work for another seven years so in order to pay for them both.
29:18-30 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/29. html#18>
24. Jacob is tricked by Laban, the father of Rachel and Leah. Jacob asks
for Rachel so that he can "go in unto her." But Laban gives him Leah
instead, and Jacob "went in unto her [Leah]" by mistake. Jacob was fooled
until morning -- apparently he didn't know who he was going in unto. Finally
they worked things out and Jacob got to "go in unto" Rachel, too.
29:21-30 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/29. html#21>
25. As part of the deal with Jacob, Zilpah and Bilhah (Laban's slaves)
are handed over to Leah and Rachel. 29:24,
29<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/29. html#24>
26. Laban gives Rachel and Bilhah to Jacob.
29:28<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/29. html#28>
27. Since Jacob hated Leah, God decided to "open her womb" and make
Rachel barren. (Like he did to Sarah and Rebekah.)
29:31<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/29. html#31>
28. Leah conceives and bears four sons. And it's a good thing, too, since
her husband hated her until then for not giving him any sons.
29:32-34<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/29. html#32-34>
29. Give me children or else I die." Rachel considers herself worthless
if she cannot produce children for her husband.
30:1<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/30. html#1>
30. But luckily she has an idea. She says to Jacob, "Behold my maid
Bilhah, go in unto her." She solved the problem the same way as did Sarah (
16:2 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/16. html#2>).
30:3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/30. html#3>
31. Leah, not to be outdone, gives Jacob her maid (Zilpah) "to wife." And
Zilpah "bare Jacob a son."
30:9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/30. html#9>
32. Leah thinks her husband will honor her now that she has given him six
sons. 30:20 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/30. html#20>
33. And finally, "God remembered Rachel ... and opened her womb. And she
conceived and bare a son [surprise, surprise]."
30:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/30. html#22>
34. "Then Jacob ... set his ... wives upon camels." Jacob had four wives
(or two wives and two concubines -- this distinction is not clear in the
Bible): Rachel, Leah, Billah, and Zilpah. There is no indication that God
disapproves of this arrangement.
31:17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/31. html#17>
35. Jacob has two wives and two concubines, continuing the biblical
tradition of polygamy.
32:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/32. html#22>
36. Laban, Rachel's father, is hunting for the "images" that Rachel had
stolen from him. Rachel sits on the "images" and says to her father, "Let it
not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee: for the custom of
women is upon me." She knows that no man will come near her when she is
menstruating. 31:34-35<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/31. html#34>
37. Jacob has two wives and two concubines, continuing the biblical
tradition of polygamy.
32:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/32. html#22>
38. *What did Dinah want?* Did she love Shechem? Did she want to marry
him? Or did she want him killed? We'll ever know since it was of no interest
to the biblical author.
34:1-31<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/34. html#1>
39. Dinah's brothers, to justify the massacre of a town for the rape of
their sister, say: "Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?" To the
author of Genesis, rape is a crime against the honor of men rather than
against a woman. 34:31<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/34. html#31>
40. Rachel dies in childbirth; but at least she had another son. And in
the Bible, a woman is expected to die happily as long as she has a son.
35:17-18 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/35. html#17>
41. "Reuben went and lay with his father's concubine."
35:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/35. html#22>,
49:4 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/49. html#4>
42. Esau (Isaac's son) had several wives (continuing the tradition of
polygamy, with no editorial comment from the Bible). 36:2,
6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/36. html#2>
43. "And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite ... and he
took her, and went in unto her. And she conceived, and bare a son; and she
called his name Er. And she conceived again [I guess Judah must have went in
unto her again] and bare a son; and she called hi name Onan." (It seems that
the probability of having a biblical daughter is considerably less than
50%.) 38:2-4 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/38. html#2>
44. 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."
38:24<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/38. html#24>

*Exodus <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/wom_ list.html>*
45. To commemorate the divine massacre of the Egyptian children, Moses
instructs the Israelites to "sacrifice to the Lord all that openeth the
matrix" -- all the males, that is. God has no use for dead, burnt female
bodies. 13:2 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/13. html#2>,
13:12-15 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/13. html#12>
46. Moses, like a coach giving instructions to the team before the big
game, tells the men to "come not at your wives" before he goes up to Mt.
Sinai. 19:15 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/19. html#15>
47. "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, ... nor his ass, nor any
thing that is thy neighbor's." In the Bible, women are the property of men;
they are his possessions -- like an ox or an ass.
20:17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/20. html#17>
48. God explains how to go about selling your daughter -- and what to do
if she fails to please her new master.
21:7<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/21. html#7>
49. God's instructions for taking a second wife.
21:10<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/21. html#10>
50. If you "entice" an "unmarried maid" to "lie" with you, then you must
marry her, unless the father refuses to give her to you, in which case you
must pay him the going price for virgins.
22:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/22. html#16>
51. "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." Thousands of innocent women
have suffered excruciating deaths because of this verse.
22:18<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/22. html#18>
52. Three times a year God wants to see all of the males. The females he
never wants to see.
23:17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/23. html#17>
53. "Their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go
a whoring after their gods." God always blames the women; it is they who "go
a whoring" and then "make" the men "go a whoring."
34:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/34. html#16>
54. "Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the
Lord." But what about the "women children"? Don't they ever get to appear
before the Lord? 34:23<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ex/34. html#23>

*Leviticus <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/wom_ list.html>*
55. Only unblemished males are to be killed and offered to God. Females
don't even make good burnt offerings.
1:3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/1. html#3>,
10 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/1. html#10>
56. When a king sins only the best sacrifice will do -- he must offer a
male goat to God. But if a commoner sins, a female will do.
4:22-28<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/4. html#22>
57. Women are dirty and sinful after childbirth, so God prescribes
rituals for their purification. If a boy is born, the mother is unclean for
7 days and must be purified for 33 days; but if a girl is born, the mother
is unclean for 14 days and be purified for 66 days. This is because, in the
eyes of God, girls are twice as dirty as boys.
12:1-5<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/12. html#1>
58. After a woman gives birth, a priest must kill a lamb, pigeon, or dove
as a sin offering. This is because having children is sinful and God likes
it when things are killed for him.
12:6-8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/12. html#6>
59. God lays down the law on menstruating women. Such women are to God
both filthy and sinful, and anyone who comes near them is contaminated by
them. 15:19-30, 33 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/15. html#19>
60. A man who has sex with a menstruating woman "shall be unclean seven
days." 15:24 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/15. html#24>
61. "Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness,
as long as she is apart for her uncleanness, " Don't even look at a
menstruating woman.
18:19<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/18. html#19>
62. If a man has sex with an engaged slave woman, scourge the woman, but
don't punish the man. (Even if he raped her?)
19:20-22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/19. html#20>
63. If a man has sex with his father's wife, kill them both.
20:11<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/20. html#11>
64. If a man has sex with his daughter in law, kill them both.
20:12<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/20. html#12>
65. If you "lie" with your wife and your mother-in-law (now that sounds
fun!), then all three
66. If a woman "lies with a beast" both the woman and the animal are to
be killed. 20:15 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/20. html#15>
67. If a man has sex with a menstruating woman, they both "shall be cut
off from among their people."
20:18<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/20. html#18>
68. Women with "familiar spirits" are to be stoned to death.
20:27<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/20. html#27>
69. Priests can't marry "whores", "profane", or divorced women. Why?
Because "he is holy unto his God" and they would defile him.
21:7<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/21. html#7>
70. A priest's daughter who "plays the whore" is to be burned to death.
21:9 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/21. html#9>
71. A priest can only marry a virgin. No harlots, widows, or divorced
women will do. (God really likes virgins.)
21:13-14<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/21. html#13>
72. If a priest's daughter marries "a stranger" she can't eat any holy
things. 22:12 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/22. html#12>
73. God defines the value of human life in dollars and cents. Of course,
to God, females are worth considerably less than males (50 - 60%) -- but
neither are worth much.
27:3-7<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lev/27. html#3>

*Numbers <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/wom_ list.html>*
74. When "Moses numbered them according to the word of the Lord" he was
told to count "every male from a month old and upward." Women and girls
didn't count as persons.
3:15-16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/3. html#15>
75. The Law of Jealousies. If a man suspects his wife of being
unfaithful, he reports it to the priest. The priest then makes her drink
some "bitter water." If she is guilty, the water makes her thigh rot and her
belly swell. If innocent, no harm done -- the woman is free and will
"conceive seed." In any case, "the man shall be guiltless from iniquity, and
this woman shall bear her iniquity."
5:11-31<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/5. html#11>
76. Miriam and Aaron (Moses' brother and sister) criticize Moses for
marrying an Ethiopian woman and thus breaking the law of God. But God makes
it clear that his rules don't apply to his favorites, and he strikes Miriam
with leprosy. Notice that only Miriam is punished, though both she and Aaron
complained. 12:1 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/12. html#1>,
9-10 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/12. html#9>
77. When one of the Israelite men brings home a foreign woman, "Phinehas
(Aaron's grandson) sees them and throws a spear "through the man .. and the
woman through her belly." This act pleases God so much that "the plague was
stayed from the children of Israel." But not before 24,000 had died.
25:6-9 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/25. html#6>
78. For impaling the interracial couple, God rewards Phinehas and his
sons with the everlasting priesthood.
25:10-13<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/25. html#10>
79. If a man dies and has no son, then his inheritance goes to his
daughter. But if he has a son, then the daughter gets nothing. Also no
mention is made of wives, sisters, or aunts.
27:8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/27. html#8>
80. If men make vows, then God expects them to keep them. But a woman
cannot make a vow, unless it is "allowed" by her husband or father. If it is
"allowed," then she must keep it -- but even so, she is not responsible (her
husband or father is).
30:3-16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/30. html#3>
81. Under God's direction, Moses' army defeats the Midianites. They kill
all the adult males, but take the women and children captive. When Moses
learns that they left some live, he angrily says: "Have you saved all the
women alive? Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman
that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have
not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." So they went
back and did as Moses (and presumably God) instructed, killing everyone
except for the virgins. In this way they got 32,000 virgins -- Wow! (Even
God gets some of the booty -- including the virgins.)
31:1-54<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/31. html#1>

*Deuteronomy <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/wom_ list.html>*
82. Don't covet your neighbor's wife or ass -- or any thing that belongs
to your neighbor. You see, in the eyes of God, women are the possessions of
men. 5:21 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/5. html#21>
83. Three times a year all of the males are to appear before God. The
females he never wants to see.
16:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/16. html#16>
84. In the cities that god "delivers into thine hands" you must kill all
the males (including old men, boys, and babies) with "the edge of the sword
.... But the women ... shalt thou take unto yourself."
20:13-14<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/20. html#13>
85. If you see a pretty woman among the captives and would like her for a
wife, then just bring her home and "go in unto her." Later, if you decide
you don't like her, you can "let her go."
21:11-14<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/21. html#11>
86. Rules for those who have two wives: "one beloved, and another hated."
21:15 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/21. html#15>
87. When a man dies, his sons inherit his property. Wives and daughters
get nothing at all.
21:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/21. html#16>
88. Women are not to wear men's clothing -- it's an "abomination unto the
Lord." 22:5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/22. html#5>
89. If a man marries, then decides that he hates his wife, he can claim
she wasn't a virgin when they were married. If her father can't produce the
"tokens of her virginity" (bloody sheets), then the woman is to be stoned to
death at her father's doorstep.
22:13-21<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/22. html#13>
90. If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they
shall both of them die.
22:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/22. html#22>
91. If a betrothed virgin is raped in the city and doesn't cry out loud
enough, then "the men of the city shall stone her to death."
22:23-24<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/22. html#23>
92. If a woman is raped in the country, then only the man shall die
(since there was no one to hear her if she cried out.)
22:25<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/22. html#25>
93. If a man rapes an unbetrothed virgin, he must pay her father 50
shekels of silver and then marry her.
22:28-29<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/22. html#28>
94. God says not be bring any whore into the house of the Lord. For
"these things are an abomination to the Lord."
23:17-18<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/23. html#17>
95. If a man marries a woman and later finds "some uncleanness in her,"
then he can divorce her and kick her out of his house. If another man
marries her and then dies, the first husband cannot marry her again. "For
that is an abomination before the Lord."
24:1-4<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/24. html#1>
96. If a man dies before his wife has a child, then the widow must marry
her husband's brother -- whether she likes him or not, and whether she wants
to or not. 25:5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/25. html#5>
97. If two men fight and the wife of one grabs the "secrets" of the
other, "then thou shalt cut off her hand" and "thine eye shall not pity
her." 25:11-12 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/25. html#11>
98. "Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife, because he
uncovereth his father's skirt." (Why?) How does having sex with the father's
wife uncover the father's skirt? Well, I guess it's because the father owns
his wife. So the offense is against him, not her.
27:20<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/27. html#20>
99. "The tender and delicate woman" will be forced to eat her own
children "that cometh out from between her feet."
28:56-57<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dt/28. html#56>

*Joshua <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jos/wom_ list.html>*
100. Caleb offers to *give* his daughter to whoever conquers the city of
Debir. Caleb's nephew wins the contest and is given his cousin for a prize.
15:16-17 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jos/15. html#16>

*Judges <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/wom_ list.html>*
101. Caleb offers to give his daughter to anyone who conquers the city of
Debir. Caleb's nephew wins the contest and is given his cousin for a prize.
1:12-13 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/1. html#12>
102. "Have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or
two?" 5:30<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/5. html#30>
103. Gideon had 70 sons (no one knows how many daughters) "for he had
many wives 8:30 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/8. html#30>
104. After being hit in the head with a millstone thrown by a woman, a
soldier orders his armor bearer to kill him so that no one would say that a
woman had killed him.
9:53-54<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/9. html#53>
105. When "the spirit of the Lord" comes upon Jephthah, he makes a deal
with God: If God will help him kill the Ammonites, then he (Jephthah) will
offer to God as a burnt offering whatever comes out of his house to greet
him. God keeps his end of the deal by providing Jephthah with "a very great
slaughter." But when Jephthah returns, his nameless daughter comes out to
greet him (who'd he expect, his wife?). Well, a deal's a deal, so he
delivers her to God as a burnt offering -- after letting her spend a couple
of months going up and down on the mountains bewailing her virginity.
11:29-39 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/11. html#29>
106. Manoah's nameless wife, like so many biblical women, is barren. But
an angel fixes that, and Samson is born. 13:2-3, 6,
9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/13. html#2>
107. Samson sees a Philistine woman and tells his parents to "get her for
me; for she pleaseth me well."
14:1-3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/14. html#1>
108. "If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my
Samson called his wife a heifer.
14:18<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/14. html#18>
109. Samson's father-in-law gave Samson's wife away to a friend, since he
thought Samson "hated" her. He suggests that Samson take his younger
daughter instead, saying the younger one's prettier anyway.
15:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/15. html#2>
110. After taking in a traveling Levite, the host offers his virgin
daughter and his guest's concubine to a mob of perverts (who want to have
sex with his guest). The mob refuses the daughter, but accepts the concubine
and they "abuse her all night." The next morning she crawls back to the
doorstep and dies. The Levite puts her dead body on an ass and takes her
home. Then he chops her body up into twelve pieces and sends them to each of
the twelve tribes of Israel.
19:22-30<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/19. html#22>
111. To find wives for the Benjamites (they were unwilling to use their
own daughters), the other tribes attacked and killed all occupants of a city
except for the young virgins. These virgins were then given to the
Benjamites for wives.
21:7-23<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jg/21. html#7>

*Ruth <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ru/wom_ list.html>*
112. Ruth does as Naomi says, and then at midnight Boaz wakes up and
finds Ruth "at his feet." He asks who she is, and she says, "I am Ruth thine
handmaid: spread therefore your skirt over thine handmaid."
3:7-9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ru/3. html#7>
113. Boaz purchases Ruth to be his wife.
4:10<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ru/4. html#10>

*1 Samuel <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ wom_list. html>*
114. "He [Samuel's father] had two wives." Once again, by its silence,
the Bible endorses polygamy.
1:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 1.html#2>
115. "The Lord had shut up her [Hannah's] womb." Why? The Bible doesn't
say. Maybe God had nothing better to do.
1:5<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 1.html#5>
116. "And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her [he
probably said something like, "Oh yeah, she's the one whose womb I shut
up."]. And Hannah conceived and "bare a son [Oh boy, another boy!], and
called his name Samuel."
1:19-20<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 1.html#19>
117. David and Saul have a contest to see who can kill the most people
for God, and the women act as cheerleaders saying, "Saul has killed his
thousands, and David his tens of thousands."
18:6-7<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 18.html#6>,
21:11 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 21.html#11>,
29:5<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 29.html#5>
118. David kills 200 Philistines and brings their foreskins to Saul to
buy his first wife (Saul's daughter Michal). Saul had only asked for 100
foreskins, but David was feeling generous.
18:25-27<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 18.html#25>
119. The priest tells David that he and his men can eat the "hallowed"
bread if "they have kept themselves at least from women." David assures the
priest that they have and that "the vessels of the young men are holy." So
it'd be OK for them to eat the holy bread.
21:4-5<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 21.html#4>
120. "And it came to pass about ten days after, that the Lord smote
Nabal, that he died." This was convenient for David who then took his
property and his wife, Abigail.
25:38<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 25.html#38>
121. David takes his second wife (Abigail) after God killed her husband
(Nabal). He also, at the same time, took another wife (#3), Abinam. In the
meantime, Saul gave Michal (his daughter and David's first wife) to another
man. 25:41-44 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 25.html#41>
122. David just keeps getting more wives. God doesn't seem to mind a bit.
30:5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 30.html#5>

*2 Samuel <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ wom_list. html>*
123. David, by this time, has at least seven wives (Michal, Ahinoam,
Abigail, Maacah, Haggith, Abital, and Ehlah), and he was just getting
started. 3:2-5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 3.html#2>
124. David says, "deliver me my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for a
hundred foreskins of the Philistines. " Well, he actually paid with two
hundred foreskins (see 1
Sam.18:25-27<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 18.html#25>).
3:14 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 3.html#14>
125. Michal was bought by David with 200 Philistine foreskins (1
Sam.18:25-27 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 18.html#25>),
then she was "given" to Phatiel (1
Sam.25:44<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1sam/ 25.html#44>),
and then "taken back" by David. Poor Phatiel must have loved her dearly
since he "went along weeping behind her."
3:15-16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 3.html#15>
126. "And David took him more concubines and wives." (How many? God knows
I suppose, but he doesn't tell us in the Bible.)
5:13<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 5.html#13>
127. David sees a woman (Bathsheba) bathing and likes what he sees. so he
sends for her and commits adultery with her "for she was purified from her
uncleanness. " She conceives and bears a son (of course).
11:2-5<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 11.html#2>
128. David tells Joab (his captain) to send Bathseba's husband (Uriah) to
"the forefront of the hottest battle ... that he may be smitten and die." In
this way, David gets another wife.
11:15<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 11.html#15>,
11:17 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 11.html#17>,
11:27<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 11.html#27>
129. God gave the wives of king Saul to David.
12:7-8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 12.html#7>
130. God is angry at David for having Uriah killed. As a punishment, he
will have David's wives raped by his neighbor while everyone else watches.
It turns out that the "neighbor" that God sends to do his dirty work is
David's own son, Absalom
(16:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 16.html#22>).
12:11-12 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 12.html#11>
131. To punish David for having Uriah killed, God kills Bathsheba's baby
boy. 12:14-18 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 12.html#14>
132. After Bathsheba's baby is killed by God, David comforts her by going
"in unto her." She conceives and bears another son (Solomon).
12:24<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 12.html#24>
133. Ammon (David's son) says to his half-sister Tamar, "Come lie with
me, my sister." But she resists, so he rapes her and then sends her away.
Tamar, knowing that she now belongs to him (since she was a virgin), expects
him to marry her, but he refuses.
13:1-22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 13.html#1>
134. David leaves ten of his concubines home to clean house.
15:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 15.html#16>
135. Absalom "went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all
Israel." This was according the God's plan as announced in 2
Sam.12:11-12<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 2.html#11>.
16:21-22 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 16.html#21>
136. To punish his ten concubines for being raped by his son, Absalom
(See 16:21-22 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 16.html#21>),
David refuses to ever again have sex with them and forces them to "keep
house" for the rest of their lives.
20:3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2sam/ 20.html#3>

*1 Kings <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1kg/wom_ list.html>*
137. Old King David tries to get some heat by having a beautiful virgin
minister unto him. 1:1-4<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1kg/1. html#1>
138. "King Solomon loved many strange women. And he had 700 wives and 300
concubines." God didn't mind the number so much; it was their strangeness
that he objected to.
11:1-3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1kg/11. html#1>
139. Note that Solomon is told to stay away from foreign women. Why?
Because they have different ("strange") religious beliefs, and God
disapproves of mixed-faith marriages.
11:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1kg/11. html#2>
140. The wisest man that ever lived (1
Kg.4:31<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1kg/4. html#31>)
was misled by his wives into worshipping other gods.
11:4<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1kg/11. html#4>,
15:3 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1kg/15. html#3>
141. Jezebel (Ahab's "strange" wife) "stirred up" Ahab to "work
wickedness in the sight of the Lord." to punish her, God vows that "the dogs
shall eat Jezebel." 21:23,
25<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1kg/21. html#23>

*2 Kings <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2kg/wom_ list.html>*
142. King Menahem rips up all the pregnant women in Tizzah "because they
opened not to him." Does God approve of such acts? It's impossible to tell
from this passage; the mass murder is simply reported without editorial
comment. 15:16 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2kg/15. html#16>

*1 Chronicles <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1chr/ wom_list. html>*
143. *"And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez...."* See
Gen.38<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/38. html>for all the
sordid details.
2:4 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1chr/ 2.html#4>
144. Since Sheshan had no sons (and was getting impatient about it), he
gave one of his daughters to a slave so they could produce a son for him.
2:34-35 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1chr/ 2.html#34>
145. Ashur had two wives, continuing the long line of biblical
polygamists. 4:5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1chr/ 4.html#5>
146. "And David took more wives" with the apparent approval of God.
14:3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1chr/ 14.html#3>

*2 Chronicles <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2chr/ wom_list. html>*
147. Solomon's Egyptian wife can't be around holy places. Is that because
she is a woman or because she is an Egyptian, or both?
8:11<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2chr/ 8.html#11>
148. Rehoboam had 18 wives and 60 concubines. Once again, if silence
implies consent, then God must approve of such arrangements.
11:21<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2chr/ 11.html#21>
149. "But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives." Apparently,
in the eyes of God, a man's status is determined by the number of wives that
he possesses. 13:21<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2chr/ 13.html#21>
150. "Jehoiada took for him two wives" -- without comment, complaint, or
criticism from the bible.
24:3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2chr/ 24.html#3>

*Ezra <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezra/ wom_list. html>*
151. The Israelites offend God by "taking" foreign wives and thereby
corrupting "the holy seed."
9:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezra/ 9.html#2>
152. Ezra tells the men that they must abandon their wives and children
if they are to avoid God's wrath. 10:2-3,
10-12<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezra/ 10.html#2>

*Nehemiah <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/neh/wom_ list.html>*
153. Nehemiah rebukes the men for marrying "strange wives." To punish
them he "contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them,
and plucked off their hair."
13:25-27<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/neh/13. html#25>

*Esther <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/est/wom_ list.html>*
154. King Ahasuerus throws a party and encourages his guests to drink to
excess. Then, when they are all drunk, he orders Queen Vashti to show her
stuff before him and his guests.
1:7-11<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/est/1. html#7>
155. Vashti refuses to entertain the king's drunken guests by dancing
before them. For this she is no longer to be queen, to be replaced by
someone better (prettier?).
1:12-19<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/est/1. html#12>
156. Because of Vashti's disobedience, the king decrees that "all the
wives shall give to their husbands honor, both the great and the small" and
"that every man should bear rule over his own house."
1:20-22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/est/1. html#20>
157. "All the fair young virgins" throughout the kingdom are brought
before the king, and the one that "pleaseth" the king the most will replace
Vashti. 2:2-4 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/est/2. html#2>
158. When it was Esther turn to "go in unto the king," she pleases the
king the most. So, having won the sex contest, she is made queen in Vashti's
place. 2:8-9, 12-17 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/est/2. html#8>
159. Since women are inherently dirty, the woman that "pleased the king"
the most must be "purified" for twelve months before she can be made queen.
2:9-12 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/est/2. html#9>

*Job <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/job/wom_ list.html>*
160. Job's wife rightly says that if Job is to keep his integrity, then
he should curse God (for playing vicious games with Satan) and die. Job
replies that she is talking like a "foolish woman."
2:9-10<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/job/2. html#9>
161. Speaking of births, Job says: "Who can bring a clean thing out of an
unclean. Not one." So according to the Bible, women are dirty (sinful),
giving birth is dirty (sinful), and the newborn baby is dirty (sinful).
14:4 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/job/14. html#4>
162. After God (or Satan) kills Job's first set of kids
(1:19<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/job/1. html#19>),
he is given an even better set -- with even prettier daughters!
42:13-15<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/job/42. html#13>

*Psalms <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ps/wom_ list.html>*
163. "In sin did my mother conceive me." God considers both women and sex
to be sinful. 51:5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ps/51. html#5>
164. God sent a plague on the Israelites for "committing whoredom with
the daughters of Moab." But "then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment
[by throwing a spear through a newly married couple]: and so the plague was
stayed." But not before 24,000 (1
Cor.10:8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 10.html#8>says
23,000) had died. (See
Num.25:6-9 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/num/25. html#6> for all
the gory details.)
106:29-30<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ps/106. html#29>
165. "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."
A man should have as many children as he can. To hell with birth control.
127:3-5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ps/127. html#3>

*Proverbs <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/wom_ list.html>*
166. God warns us about the dangers of "strange women." Strange men are
OK though. 2:16-19 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/2. html#16>
167. The feet of strange women "go down to death," and "her steps take
hold on hell." 5:3-5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/5. html#3>
168. Watch out for those evil, strange, and whorish women.
6:24-26<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/6. html#2>
169. A woman that seduces a man is evil -- the man is just an innocent
victim. 7:5-27 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/7. html#5>
170. We are warned again about "foolish women" who are "simple" and
"knoweth nothing," who drag their guests into "the depths of hell."
9:13-18 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/9. html#13>
171. A fair woman without discretion is like a golden jewel in a pig's
snout. 11:22 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/11. html#22>
172. Avoid living with "brawling" women.
21:9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/21. html#9>,
25:24 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/25. html#24>
173. Try not to live with "contentious" or "angry" women.
21:19<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/21. html#19>
174. "Strange women" have "deep pits" for mouths into which fall those
whom God hates. 22:14<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/22. html#14>
175. "Whores" and "strange women" lie around waiting to trap innocent
men. 23:27-28 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/23. html#27>
176. Don't even look at any "strange women." If you do, you will utter
perverse things. 23:33<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/23. html#33>
177. "Contentious women" are like "a continual dropping on a very rainy
day." There are no contentious men. Well, maybe there are a few, but they
are like sunny spring days.
27:15<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/27. html#15>
178. Adulterous women eat, wipe their mouths, and say "what a good girl
am I." 30:20 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/30. html#20>
179. One of the four things that the earth cannot bear is: an odious
woman when she is married." 30:21,
23<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/30. html#21>
180. Don't give your strength to women.
31:3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/31. html#3>
181. "Who can find a virtuous woman?" Virtuous men are much more common.
31:10 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/pr/31. html#10>

*Ecclesiastes <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ec/wom_ list.html>*
182. "But a woman among all those have I not found."
The Preacher could find a few good men (maybe one in a thousand or so),
but not a single good woman.
7:28<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ec/7. html#28>

*Song of Solomon<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/sofs/ wom_list. html>
183. "There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins
without number." 6:8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/sofs/ 6.html#8>

*Isaiah <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/is/wom_ list.html>*
184. Isaiah shows his contempt for women by saying that things have
gotten so bad for his people that "women rule over them."
3:12<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/is/3. html#12>
185. God will "smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters
of Zion" and "will discover their secret parts" since he doesn't like the
way they dress and walk.
3:16-17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/is/3. html#16>
186. After God takes away the women's jewelry and perfume, "discovers
their secret parts," and makes them all bald and stinking, he'll kill their
husbands. Women will then become so desperate that "seven women will take
hold of one man, saying ... let us be called by thy name, to take away our
reproach." 4:1 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/is/4. html#1>
187. After God "washed away the filth" from the women and killed the men,
he set up "a cloud and smoke by day" and a "flaming fire by night."
4:4-5<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/is/4. html#4>
188. Egypt will become weakened and frightened "like unto women."
19:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/is/19. html#16>
189. Talking about graven images Isaiah says, "thou shalt cast them away
as a menstrous cloth."
30:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/is/30. html#22>
190. "Tremble, ye women that are at ease .. strip you, and make you bare
... They shall lament for the teats."
32:6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/is/32. html#6>

*Jeremiah <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/wom_ list.html>*
191. Jeremiah insults people by calling them "harlots" who have sex on
every hill and under every tree.
2:20<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/2. html#20>
192. God compares Jerusalem's sinful ways to a promiscuous woman, or a
wild donkey in heat.
2:24<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/2. html#24>
193. "Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?" This is
meant to be a rhetorical question with an obvious answer: Of course not;
women think only about their clothes.
2:32<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/2. html#32>
194. A divorced woman is "polluted" when she remarries. The man, of
course, remains perfectly clean through it all, even though he was the one
who "put her away" in the first place.
3:1<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/3. html#1>
195. "In the ways thou hast sat for them ..." A woman can't even sit
anymore without being condemned by God.
3:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/3. html#2>
196. Jeremiah loves to insult people. His favorite insult is to call
someone a whore. In this verse he accuses Judah of having a "whore's
forehead." 3:3 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/3. html#3>
197. More talk of harlots who have sex under every tree.
3:6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/3. html#6>
198. Judah commits adultery with "stocks and stones."
3:9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/3. html#9>
199. "Thou ... hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green
tree." 3:13 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/3. html#13>
200. "As a wife treacherously departeth from her husband ..." If a woman
leaves her husband, she is "treacherous, " but a man is blameless when he
"puts her away" for no reason.
3:20<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/3. html#20>
201. God threatens to punish the men by taking away all of their
property, including their wives, and giving them to others.
6:12<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/6. html#12>
202. To punish men, God will "give their wives unto others."
8:10<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/8. html#10>
203. God compares the destruction of Jerusalem to the rape of a woman who
deserves to be raped because she has sinned.
13:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/13. html#22>
204. God plans to expose Jerusalem's private parts to the world by
lifting her skirt over her head, so to speak. He's seen her commit whoredoms
and abominations and whatnot on the hills, and he's getting darned sick of
it! 13:26-27 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/13. html#26>
205. "Have you forgotten ... the wickedness of your wives?" Jeremiah
blames it all on "the wickedness" of the Israelites' wives.
44:9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/44. html#9>
206. God is going to do some really bad things to the people because the
women burned incense to the "Queen of Heaven" (Mary?).
44:15-23<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/44. html#15>
207. God will cause the daughters of Rabbah to be burned with fire.
49:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/49. html#2>
208. God plans to make the Babylonian men "become like women." (A fate
worse than death to a misogynous god.).
50:37<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jer/50. html#37>

*Lamentations <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lam/wom_ list.html>*
209. Jerusalem is compared to a naked woman who sighs and turns backward.
"Her filthiness is in her skirts."
1:8-9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lam/1. html#8>
210. The adversary puts his hand upon "all her pleasant things.
1:10<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lam/1. html#10>
211. "Jerusalem is as a menstrous woman." (To God this is an insult.)
1:17 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lam/1. html#17>
212. God mercilessly kills everyone, young and old. He even causes women
to eat their children.
2:20-22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lam/2. html#20>
213. God "accomplishes his fury" by making women eat their children.
4:10-11 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lam/4. html#10>
214. When God gets angry at you he calls you a drunken whore.
4:21<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lam/4. html#21>

*Ezekiel <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ wom_list. html>*
215. God sends a "man clothed with linen" to mark the foreheads of the
men who will be saved. Apparently only men are considered good enough to
keep, the others (unmarked men, "maids", little children, and women) are to
be slaughtered. God says he'll "fill the courts with the slain" and will
have pity on no one.
9:4-10<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 9.html#4>
216. "Woe to the woman that sew pillows ... Behold, I am against your
pillows." (God likes neither woman nor pillows.)
13:18-21<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 13.html#18>
217. God dresses up Jerusalem, cleans off the blood that she was
wallowing in, and compliments her on her nice hair and breasts. 16:6-7,
22 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#6>
218. Jerusalem was a harlot who had sex with everyone that passed by.
16:15-16 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#15>
219. "Thou hast ... madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit
whoredom with them."
16:17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#17>
220. "Thou ... hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by."
16:25<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#25>
221. "Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy
neighbours, great of flesh." (Jerusalem had sex with Egyptians with big
penises.) 16:26 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#26>
222. Jerusalem still wasn't satisfied after having sex with the well-endowed
Egyptians (v.26<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/women/ long.html# 26>),
so she had sex with the Assyrians too. Yet she still wasn't satisfied. So
she had sex with the men of Canaan and Chaldea, but still was not satisfied.
16:28-29 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#28>
223. God calls Jerusalem "an imperious whorish woman."
16:30<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#30>
224. God says that Jerusalem has sex with strangers, hiring them to "come
in unto thee on every side."
16:32-33<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#32>
225. Because she is such a filthy harlot, God will expose her nakedness
before all of her lovers.
16:35-36<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#35>
226. After exposing her nakedness, God will give her "blood in fury and
jealousy" and strip her naked once more.
16:38-41<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 16.html#38>
227. A good man never gets near a menstruating woman.
18:5-6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 18.html#5>
228. Information from God about discovering the nakedness of fathers,
committing adultery with neighbor's wives, sex with menstruating women,
daughters-in- law, sisters, etc.
22:1-11<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 22.html#1>
229. Two sisters were guilty of "committing whoredoms" by pressing their
breasts and bruising "the teats of their virginity." As a punishment, one
sister's nakedness was discovered, her children were taken from her, and she
was killed by the sword. And the fate of the surviving sister was even
worse: Her nose and ears were cut off, she was made to "pluck off" her own
breasts, and then after being raped and mutilated, she is stoned to death.
23:1-49 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 23.html#1>
230. God kills Ezekiel's wife and then tells him not to mourn her.
24:15-18 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 24.html#15>
231. God says he will destroy Tyrus. He plans to kill everyone, but he is
especially looking forward to killing all of the women. "And her daughters
which are in the field shall be slain by the sword; and they shall know that
I am the LORD."
26:1-21<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 26.html#1>
232. In condemning Israel God says, "their way was before me as the
uncleanliness of a removed woman."
36:16-17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ezek/ 36.html#16>

*Daniel <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/dan/wom_ list.html>* (None)

*Hosea <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/wom_ list.html>*
233. God tells Hosea to commit adultery, saying "take ... a wife of
whoredoms and children of whoredoms" because the land has "committed great
whoredom." So Hosea did as God commanded and "took" a wife named Gomer.
1:2-3 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/1. html#2>
234. God (or Hosea?) tells his children that their mother is a whore who
is not his wife. He asks them to tell their mother to "put away her
whoredoms" and "her adulteries from between her breasts" or he'll "strip her
naked ... and slay her with thirst."
2:2-3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/2. html#2>
235. God "will not have mercy upon ... the children of whoredoms. For
their mother hath played the harlot."
2:4-5<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/2. html#4>
236. God says he "will discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers."
2:10 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/2. html#10>
237. God acts like a jealous lover.
2:13<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/2. html#13>
238. God tells Hosea to "love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an
adulteress." 3:1 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/3. html#1>
239. So Hosea *buys* a wife for 15 pieces of silver and one and a half
homers of barley. 3:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/3. html#2>
240. Committing whoredom by going a whoring with the spirit of whoredom.
4:10 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/4. html#10>
241. If you misbehave, God will make your daughters "commit whoredom" and
your wife "commit adultery."
4:13<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/4. html#13>
242. Israel has "gone a whoring" and has "loved a reward upon every
cornfloor." 9:1 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/9. html#1>
243. God will induce miscarriages and kill the children of Ephraim.
9:11-12 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/9. html#11>
244. "O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry
breasts." 9:14 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/9. html#14>
245. "I will slay even the beloved fruit of their womb."
9:16<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/9. html#16>
246. God will punish Israel by "dashing" together mothers and their
children. 10:14 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/10. html#14>
247. Because the Samaritans chose to worship another deity, God will dash
their infants to pieces and their "women with child shall be ripped up."
13:16 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hos/13. html#16>

*Joel <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jl/wom_ list.html>* (None)

*Amos <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/am/wom_ list.html>*
248. "A man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my
holy name." 2:7 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/am/2. html#7>
249. Amos tells Amaziah that his wife will become a whore, his children
will be killed, and he'll die in a pagan country.
7:17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/am/7. html#17>

*Obadiah <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/ob/wom_ list.html>* (None)

*Jonah <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jon/wom_ list.html>* (None)

*Micah <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mic/wom_ list.html>*
250. "I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand."
5:12<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mic/5. html#12>

*Nahum <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/nah/wom_ list.html>*
251. God will "discover thy skirts upon thy face, ... show the nations
thy nakedness" and "will cast abominable filth upon
thee."3:4-6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/nah/3. html#4>
252. "You're all a bunch of women" was the biggest insult God could think
of at the moment. 3:13<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/nah/3. html#13>

*Habakkuk <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hab/wom_ list.html>*(None)

*Zephaniah <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/zeph/ wom_list. html>*
253. "Woe to *her* that her that is filthy and polluted." (Only women are
filthy and polluted.)
3:1<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/zeph/ 3.html#1>

*Haggai <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/hag/wom_ list.html>* (None)

*Zechariah <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/zech/ wom_list. html>*
254. Evil is personified as a woman.
5:7-8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/zech/ 5.html#7>
255. God will make "all nations" fight against Jerusalem. The women will
be "ravished." 14:1-2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/zech/ 14.html#1>

*Malachi <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mal/wom_ list.html>*(None)

*Matthew <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mt/wom_ list.html>*
256. Jesus says that divorce is permissible when the *wife* is guilty of
fornication. But what if the husband is unfaithful? Jesus doesn't seem to
care about that. 5:32<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mt/5. html#32>,
19:9 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mt/19. html#9>
257. When Jesus' mother wants to see him, Jesus asks, "Who is my mother?"
12:47-49 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mt/12. html#47>
258. Abandon your wife and children for Jesus and he'll give you a big
reward. 19:29 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mt/19. html#29>
259. "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?
24:19 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mt/24. html#19>
260. Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to ten virgins who went to meet
their bridegroom. 25:1<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mt/25. html#1>

*Mark <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mk/wom_ list.html>*
261. Jesus shows disrespect for his mother and family by asking, "Who is
my mother, or my brethren?" when he is told that his family wants to speak
with him. 3:31-34 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mk/3. html#31>
262. Jesus will reward men who abandon their wives and families.
10:29-30<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mk/10. html#29>
263. In the last days God will make things especially rough on pregnant
women. 13:17 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/mk/13. html#17>

*Luke <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lk/wom_ list.html>*
264. Even Mary had to be "purified" after giving birth to Jesus. Was she
defiled by giving birth to the Son of God?
2:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lk/2. html#22>
265. Males are holy to God, not females.
2:23<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lk/2. html#23>
266. Peter and his partners (James and John) abandon their wives and
children to follow Jesus.
5:11<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lk/5. html#11>
267. Jesus, when told that his mother and brothers want to see him,
ignores and insults them by saying that his mother and brothers are those
who hear the word of God and do it.
8:20-21<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lk/8. html#20>
268. Abandon your wife and family for Jesus and he'll give you a big
reward. 18:29-30 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/lk/18. html#29>

*John <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jn/wom_ list.html>*
269. Jesus tells Mary Magdalene not to touch him because he hasn't yet
ascended -- as if the touch of a woman would defile him and somehow prevent
him from ascending into heaven.
20:17<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jn/20. html#17>

*Acts <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/acts/ wom_list. html>* (None)

*Romans <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rom/wom_ list.html>*
270. Paul explains that "the natural use" of women is to act as sexual
objects for the pleasure of men.
1:27<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rom/1. html#27>
271. *"Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church."*
The Revised Standard Version calls Phoebe a "deaconess", which would make
would make her a church leader. If the RSV translation is correct, this
verse contradicts the requirement that women not be permitted to teach and
that they must be silent in church. (1
Cor.14:34-35<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 14.html#34>,
1 Tim.2:11-12 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1tim/ 2.html#11>).
16:1 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rom/16. html#1>
272. *"Junia ... of note among the apostles"*
Was there a woman apostle? That is how some interpret this verse and use
it to justify a more active role for women in the church.
16:7<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rom/16. html#7>

*1 Corinthians <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ wom_list. html>
273. Paul would prefer that no one marry. but he says "to avoid
fornication, let every man have his own wife."
7:1-2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 7.html#1>
274. "Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife."
7:27<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 7.html#27>
275. Paul says "the head of the woman is the man," meaning that the women
are to be subordinate to men.
11:3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 11.html#3>
276. If a woman refuses to cover her head in church, then her her head
must be shaved. 11:5-6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 11.html#5>
277. Men are made in the image of God; women in the image of men. Women
were created from and for men.
11:7-9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 11.html#7>
278. Every women should have power on her head because of the angels.
11:10 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 11.html#10>
279. 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." 14:34-35 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1cor/ 14.html#34>

*2 Corinthians <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2cor/ wom_list. html>
* (None)

*Galatians <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gal/wom_ list.html>*(None)

*Ephesians <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/eph/wom_ list.html>*
280. Wives must submit to their husbands "in every thing" as though they
were Christ. "For the husband is the head of the wife."
5:22-24<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/eph/5. html#22>
281. Wives must reverence their husband.
5:33<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/eph/5. html#33>

<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/phil/ wom_list. html>*(None)

*Colossians <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/col/wom_ list.html>*
282. Wives, according to Paul, must submit themselves to their husbands.
3:18 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/col/3. html#18>

*1 Thessalonians<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1th/wom_ list.html>
* (None)

*2 Thessalonians<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2th/wom_ list.html>
* (None)

*1 Timothy <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1tim/ wom_list. html>*
283. Women are to dress modestly, "with shamefacedness" -- "not with
braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array."
2:9<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1tim/ 2.html#9>
284. "Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer
not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in
silence." 2:11-12 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1tim/ 2.html#11>
285. Men are superior to women since Adam was made before, and sinned
after, Eve. But even though women are inferior to men, they shouldn't be
discouraged because they shall "be saved in childbearing. "
2:14-15<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1tim/ 2.html#14>
286. "A bishop must be ... the husband of one wife." Apparently, it's OK
for laymen to have several.
3:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1tim/ 3.html#2>
287. Real widows are "desolate" and pray "night and day." But those
widows that experience pleasure are "dead while [they] live."
5:5-6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1tim/ 5.html#5>
288. You should help a widow only if she 1) is over 60 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." 5:9-15<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1tim/ 5.html#9>

*2 Timothy <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2tim/ wom_list. html>*
289. In the last days, "silly women" who are "ever learning" will be "led
away with divers lusts."
3:6-7<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2tim/ 3.html#6>

*Titus <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/tit/wom_ list.html>*
290. A bishop should have only one wife. I guess it's OK for laymen to
have several. 1:6-7 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/tit/1. html#6>
291. "Teach the young women to be ... obedient to their own husbands."
2:4-5 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/tit/2. html#4>

*Philemon <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/philem/ wom_list. html>*(None)

*Hebrews <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/heb/wom_ list.html>*(None)

*James <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jas/wom_ list.html>* (None)

*1 Peter <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1pet/ wom_list. html>*
292. Peter orders all wives to be "in subjection" to their
husbands. 3:1<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1pet/ 3.html#1>
293. Wives are to use "chaste conversation, coupled with fear." They are
not to braid their hair, wear gold, or put on any "apparel." They are to do
these things in imitation of the "holy" women of the Old testament who were
"in subjection to their won husbands: even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling
him Lord." 3:2-6 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1pet/ 3.html#2>
294. In relation to her husband, the wife is "the weaker vessel."
3:7<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1pet/ 3.html#7>

*2 Peter <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2pet/ wom_list. html>*
295. Lot, who in
Gen.19:8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/19. html#8>offers
his two virgin daughters to a crowd of angel rapers and later (
19:30-38 <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/gen/19. html#30>)
impregnates them, was a "righteous man."
2:8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2pet/ 2.html#8>

*1 John <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1jn/wom_ list.html>*
296. John writes to the men (fathers) only. Women (mothers?) are not
important enough to address.
2:13-14<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/1jn/2. html#13>

*2 John <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2jn/wom_ list.html>* (None)

*3 John <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/3jn/wom_ list.html>* (None)

*Jude <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/jude/ wom_list. html>* (None)

*Revelation <http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/wom_ list.html>*
297. Jezebel (whom God had thrown off a wall, trampled by horses, and
eaten by dogs [2
Kg.9:33-37<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/2kg/9. html#33>])
is further reviled by John, saying "that woman Jezebel" taught and seduced
God's "servants to commit fornication. "
2:20<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/2. html#20>
298. Jesus will "cast her [Jezebel] into a bed, and them that commit
adultery with her."
2:22<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/2. html#22>
299. Only 144,000 celibate men will be saved. (Those who were not
"defiled with women.")
14:1-4<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/14. html#1>
300. Drinking the wine of her fornication.
14:8<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/14. html#8>
301. The great whore has "committed fornication" with all the kings on
earth. Everyone else is "drunk with the wine of her fornication. " She sits
on a scarlet colored beast with the usual 7 heads and 10 horns. She carries
a cup full of the "filthiness of her abominations" and has a big sign on her
forehead saying: "Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and
Abominations of the Earth." You'll know her when you see her.
17:1-5<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/17. html#1>
302. "And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with
the blood of the martyrs."
17:6<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/17. html#6>
303. "All nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication,
and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her."
18:3<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/18. html#3>
304. The "great whore" corrupted the earth with her fornication.
19:2<http://www.skeptics annotatedbible. com/rev/19. html#2>

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