brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight jwknight at polbox.com
Fri Sep 13 11:54:53 EST 2002



"Cary Kittrell" <cary at afone.as.arizona.edu> wrote in message
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> In article <3L4g9.7698$S32.531765 at news2.west.cox.net> "John Knight"
<jwknight at polbox.com> writes:
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> <"Joni Rathbun" <jrathbun at orednet.org> wrote in message
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> < With this emphasis on racial purity, it's inevitible that one of the
> < most important ten laws to the Israelites would have been a proscription
> < against intermarriage.  iow, it makes no sense that the Ten Commandments
> < would have repeated the proscription against "coveting your neighbor's
> < wife" twice, while completely ignoring this most important Israelite
> < law, one that appears to be even more important than several of the
> < other Ten Commandments.
> <
>
> Since all throughout the Old Testament turning away from YWH was easily
> the most egregious offense the Israelites could commit, your discussion
> clearly demonstrates that "adultery" meant "worshipping other gods",
> that is:
>
>     With this emphasis on faithfulness to God, it's
>     inevitible that one of the most important ten laws to
>     the Israelites would have been a proscription against
>     falling away.  iow, it makes no sense that the Ten
>     Commandments would have repeated the proscription
>     against "coveting your neighbor's wife" twice, while
>     completely ignoring this most important Israelite law,
>     one that appears to be even more important than several
>     of the other Ten Commandments.
>
>
>
> -- cary
>

What you refer to isn't "adultery", it's "idolatry", which is adequately
covered by the first of the Ten Commandments.  The following is how it's
used in Scripture:


Col 3:5  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and
covetousness, which is idolatry:

Idolatry
IDOL'ATRY, n. [L. idololatria. Gr. idol, and to worship or serve.]

1. The worship of idols, images, or any thing made by hands, or which is not
God.

Idolatry is of two kinds; the worship of images, statues, pictures, &c. made
by hands; and the worship of the heavenly bodies,the sun, moon and stars, or
of demons, angels, men and animals.

2. Excessive attachment or veneration for any thing, or that which borders
on adoration.



The most egregious result of turning away from YWH is miscegenation with
non-Israelites, which is why the children of miscegenation were continuously
put away by the Israelites.

John Knight





http://christianparty.net/israelites.htm

Ezra 9:1  Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying,
The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated
themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their
abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the
Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

Ezra 9:2  For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for
their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of
those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this
trespass.

Ezra 10:3  Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all
the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my
lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be
done according to the law.


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Nehemiah 9:1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of
Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth upon them.

Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all
foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their
fathers.

Nehemiah 9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the
law of Jehovah their God a fourth part of the day; and another fourth part
they confessed, and worshipped Jehovah their God.


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Deuteronomy 7:1 When Jehovah thy God shall bring thee into the land whither
thou goest to possess it, and shall cast out many nations before thee, the
Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the
Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and
mightier than thou;

Deuteronomy 7:2 and when Jehovah thy God shall deliver them up before thee,
and thou shalt smite them; then thou shalt utterly destroy them: thou shalt
make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them;

Deuteronomy 7:3 neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter
thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy
son.








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