8/29/2002                                                                                       View Comments

Insults to Women in the Bible:

"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak.... And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home." -- 1 Corinthians 14:34-5

Genesis
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
Adam blames Eve and Eve blames the serpent. 3:12-13
God punishes Eve, and all women after her, with the pains of childbirth and subjection to men. 3:16
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
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. Maybe the rest of the women were made from male ribs. 5:4
"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
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 where God blesses their marriage.) 12:13
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
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
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. 19:8
Lot's nameless wife looks back, and God turns her into a pillar of salt. 19:26
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 for the first, nearly identical, episode.) 20:2
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
Abraham had several concubines. 6:
26:7 Isaac uses the same "she's my sister" lie that his father used so effectively (see Gen.12:13, 20:2). 26:7
Once again, like Sarah and Rebekah before her, Rachel is barren. 29:31
"Give me children or else I die." Rachel considers herself worthless if she cannot produce children for her husband. 30:1
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). 30:3
Leah, not to be outdone, gives Jacob her maid (Zilpah) "to wife." And Zilpah "bare Jacob a son." 30:9
31:17 "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. (See also Gen.32:22) 31:17
31:34-35 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
Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, is "defiled" by a man who seems to love her dearly. Her brothers trick all of the men of the town and kill them (after first having them all circumcised), and then take their wives and children captive. 34:1-31
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 clearly a crime against the honor of men rather than against a woman. 34:31
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
"Reuben went and lay with his father's concubine." I wonder why God wants to tell us about it. Maybe he figures that "inquiring minds want to know." 35:22
Esau (Isaac's son) had several wives (continuing the tradition of polygamy, with no editorial comment from the Bible). One of his wives, according to 36:2, was Adah the daughter of Elon, but in 26:34 her name is given as Bashemath the daughter of Elon. Yet verse 3 says Bashemath is the daughter of Ishmael. 36:2, 6
"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
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

Exodus

"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
God explains how to go about selling your daughter -- and what to do if she fails to please her new master. 21:7
God's instructions for taking a second wife. 21:10
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
"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." Thousands of innocent women have suffered excruciating deaths because of this verse. 22:18
Three times a year God wants to see all of the males. The females he never wants to see. 23:17
"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
"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

Leviticus

Only unblemished males are to be killed and offered to God. Females don't even make good burnt offerings. 1:3, 10
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
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. 12:1-8
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
"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
Rape of a slave woman is to be punished by scourging the victim (the slave woman) -- but the rapist's sins "shall be forgiven him." 19:20-22
If a man "lies" with his daughter-in-law, then both must be killed. 20:12
If a woman "lies with a beast" both the woman and the animal are to be killed. 20:15
If a man has sex with a menstruating woman, they both "shall be cut off from among their people." 20:18
Women with "familiar spirits" are to be stoned to death. 20:27
Priests can't marry "whores", "profane", or divorced women. Why? Because "he is holy unto his God" and they would defile him. 27:7
A priest's daughter who "plays the whore" is to be burned to death. 21:9
A priest can only marry a virgin. No harlots, widows, or divorced women will do. (God really likes virgins.) 21:13-14
God estimates the value of human life in dollars and cents. Of course, to God, females are worth considerably less than males -- but neither are worth much. 27:3-7

Numbers

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
Miriam and Aaron (Moses' brother and sister) criticize Moses for marrying an Egyptian woman and thus breaking the law of God (see Ex.34:16, Dt.7:31, 1 Kg.11:2). 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. God just doesn't like women much, does he? 12:1, 9-10
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
Because of Phinehas' javelin throw, God gave him his covenant of the everlasting priesthood. so this was the valiant deed that established the priesthood! It figures. 25:10-13
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
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 -- be even so, she is not responsible (her husband or father is). 30:3-16
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. (31:28-29)] 31:1-54

Deuteronomy

covet his neighbor's wife or ass -- or any thing that belongs to his neighbor. You see, in the eyes of God, women are the possessions of men. 5:21
Three times a year all of the males are to appear before God. The females he never wants to see. 16:16
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
Rules for those who have two wives: "one beloved, and another hated." 21:15
Women are not to wear men's clothing -- it's an "abomination unto the Lord." 22:5
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
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
If a man rapes an unbetrothed virgin, he must pay her father 50 shekels of silver and then marry her. 22:28-29
God says not be bring any whore, sodomite, or dog into the house of the Lord. For "these things are an abomination to the Lord." Sodomites and dogs are biblical names for homosexuals. 23:17-18
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
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
If two men fight and the wife of one grabs the "secrets" of the other, "then thou shalt cut off her hand" and "thy eye shall not pity her." 25:11-12

Judges

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
"Have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two?" 5:30
Gideon had 70 sons (no one knows how many daughters) "for he had many wive 8:30
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
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
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
Samson sees a Philistine woman and tells his parents to "get her for me; for she pleaseth me well." 14:1-3
Samson's father-in-law gives 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
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
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

Ruth

Ruth is "purchased" by Boaz for a wife. Ru.4:10

1 Samuel

"He [Samuel's father] had two wives." Once again, by its silence, the Bible endorses polygamy. 1:20
"The Lord had shut up her [Hannah's] womb." Why? The Bible doesn't say. Maybe God had nothing better to do. 1:5
"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
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
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
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
So David takes his second wife (Abigail) after God killed he 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
David just keeps getting more wives. God doesn't seem to mind a bit. 30:5

2 Samuel

"And David took him more concubines and wives." 2 Sam.5:13
God says he will give David's wives to someone else who will "lie with thy wives in the sight of the sun." 2 Sam.12:11-12
Absalom "goes in unto" his father's [David's] concubines. 2 Sam.16:21-22

1 Kings

"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. 11:11-3
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

1 Chronicles

"And David took more wives..." with the apparent approval of God. 14:3
Solomon's 700 wives and 300 concubines. 1 Kg.11:3

Ezra

The Israelites offend God by "taking" foreign wives and thereby corrupting "the holy seed." 9:2
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

Nehemiah

Nehemiah rebukes the men for marrying "strange wives." Neh.13:25-27

Esther

The king 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
Vashti refuses to entertain the kings drunken guests by dancing before them. For this she is no longer to be queen, to be replaced by someone better (prettier?). 1:10-11
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." 1:13-22
"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
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
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

Proverbs

God warns us about the dangers of "strange women." Strange men are OK though. 2:16-19
The feet of strange women "go down to death," and "her steps take hold on hell." 5:3-5
Watch out for those evil, strange, and whorish women. 6:24-26
A woman that seduces a man is evil -- the man is just an innocent victim. 7:5-27
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
A fair woman without discretion is like a golden jewel in a pig's snout. 11:22
Avoid living with "brawling" women. 21:9
Try not to live with "contentious" or "angry" women. 21:19
"Strange women" have "deep pits" for mouths into which fall those whom God hates. 22:14
"Whores" and "strange women" lie around waiting to trap innocent men. 23:27-28
Don't even look at any "strange women." If you do, you will utter perverse things. 23:33
Avoid living with "brawling" women. 25:24
"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
Adulterous women eat, wipe their mouths, and say "what a good girl am I." 30:20
One of the four things that the earth cannot bear is: an odious woman when she is married." 30:21, 23
Don't give your strength to women. 31:3
"Who can find a virtuous woman?" Virtuous men are much more common. 31:10

Song of Solomon

"There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number." Oh boy! 6:8

Isaiah

Isaiah shows his contempt for women by saying that things have gotten so bad for his people that "women rule over them." 3:12
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
After God takes away the women's jewelry and perfume, 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
Egypt will become weakened and frightened "like unto women." 19:16
Talking about graven images Isaiah says, "thou shalt cast them away as a menstrous cloth." 30:22
"Tremble, ye women that are at ease .. strip you, and make you bare ... They shall lament for the teats." 32:6

Jeremiah

Jeremiah insults people by calling them "harlots" who have sex on every hill and under every tree. 2:20
God compares Jerusalem's sinful ways to a promiscuous woman, or a wild donkey in heat. 2:24
"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
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
"In the ways thou hast sat for them ..." A woman can't even sit anymore without being condemned by God. 3:2
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
More talk of harlots who have sex under every tree. 3:6
Judah commits adultery with "stocks and stones." 3:9
"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
God threatens to punish the men by taking away all of their property, including their wives, and giving them to others. 6:12
To punish men, God will "give their wives unto others." 8:10
God compares the destruction of Jerusalem to the rape of a woman who deserves to be raped because she has sinned. 13:22
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
God will cause the daughters of Rabbah to be burned with fire. 49:2
God plans to make the Babylonian men "become like women." (A fate worse than death to a misogynous god.). 50:37

Lamentations

Jerusalem is compared to a naked woman who sighs and turns backward. "Her filthiness is in her skirts." 1:8-10
"Jerusalem is as a menstrous woman." To God this is an insult. 1:17
God gets angry and mercilessly torments and kills everyone, young and old. He even causes women to eat their children. 2:20-22
Once more the good God "accomplishes his fury" by making women eat their children. Praise God. 4:10-11
When God gets angry at you he calls you a drunken whore. 4:21

Ezekiel

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
God likes neither woman nor pillows. He says, "Woe to the woman that sew pillows ... Behold, I am against your pillows." 13:18-21
God dresses up Jerusalem, cleans off the blood that she was wallowing in, and then watches her open her "feet to everyone that passeth by." She made "images of men" and committed "whoredom with them." God's really angry about it and says that she will be stoned "with stones and thrust through" with swords. 16:6-41
"Thou art thy mother's daughter, that loatheth her husband and her children; and thou art the sister of thy sisters ..." And so begins a long, tiresome denunciation of Jerusalem. 16:45
A good man never gets near a menstruating woman. 18:5-6
God, through the mouth of Ezekiel, delivers another disgusting tirade about discovering the nakedness of fathers, committing adultery with neighbor's wives, daughters-in-law, and sisters. But don't worry because God "will consume thy filthiness out of thee." 22:1-16
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. Praise God. 23:1-49
God gets all excited about cooking with "scum" and human flesh, saying "kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned ... Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it." And finally, "her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire." 24:3-14
God kills Ezekiel's wife and then tells him not to mourn her. 24:15-18
God explains that he will have the "daughters which are in the field be slain by the sword" so that "they shall know that I am the Lord." 26:6, 8
In condemning Israel God says, "their way was before me as the uncleanliness of a removed woman." 36:16-17

Hosea

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
Hosea tells his kids to talk to their mother, "For she is not my wife." Then God continues to rant about "whoredoms" and "adulteries from between her breasts." He threatens to "strip her naked and set her as in the day she was born." 2:2-3
God "will not have mercy upon her children for they be the children of whoredoms. For their mother hath played the harlot." 2:4-5
God says he "will discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers." 2:10
God gets jealous when women wear jewelry and pursue relationships with other men. 2:13
God tells Hosea to "love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress." 3:1
In accordance with God's command, Hosea buys himself a wife for 15 pieces of silver and one and a half homers of barley. 3:2
Committing whoredom by going a whoring with the spirit of whoredom. 4:10
If you misbehave, God will make your daughters "commit whoredom" and your wife "commit adultery." 4:13
God will induce miscarriages and kill the children of Ephraim. 9:11-12
In another "pro-life" passage, Hosea says: "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts." 9:14
In answering Hosea's tender prayer, God swears he will "slay even the beloved fruit of their womb." 9:16
Because the Samaritans chose to worship another deity, God promises to dash their infants to pieces and their "women with child shall be ripped up." 13:16

Amos

God predicts that "a man and his father will go in unto the same maid." 2:7
The words "kine" and "masters" here in the KJV are translated as "cow" and "husbands," respectively, in several other versions (NRSV, NIV, NJB, among them). That would mean these "cows" are women, who oppress the poor and act like drunkards. 4:1
After ordered to stop prophesying, Amos gets nasty with the Amaziah the priest, telling him his wife will become a whore, his kids will be killed, and he'll die in a pagan country. 7:17

Micah

"And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand." 5:12-13

Nahum

God will "discover thy skirts upon thy face, ... show the nations thy nakedness" and "will cast abominable filth upon thee."3:4-6
In the middle of his threats and insults God says, "Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women." I guess this ("You're all just a bunch of women.") was the biggest insult God could think of at the moment.3:13

Zephaniah

"Woe to her that her that is filthy and polluted." Only women are filthy and polluted.3:1

Zechariah

God will see to it that Jerusalem "shall be taken ... and the women ravished." 14:2

Matthew

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
When Jesus' mother and brothers want to see him, Jesus rudely asks, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" So much for Jesus' family values. 12:47-49
Abandon your wife and children for Jesus and he'll give you a big reward. 19:29
"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
Jesus apparently approves of polygamy since he tells, without comment, a parable involving ten virgins and one bridegroom. 25:1

Mark

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
Jesus will reward men who abandon their wives and families. 10:29-30
In the last days God will make things especially rough on pregnant women. 13:17

Luke

Even Mary had to be "purified" after giving birth to Jesus. Was she defiled by giving birth to the Son of God? 2:22
Males are holy to God, not females. 2:23
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
Abandon your wife and family for Jesus and he'll give you a big reward. 18:29-30

John

Jesus speaks rudely to his mother, saying: "Woman, what have I to do with thee?" 2:4
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

Romans

Paul explains that "the natural use" of women is to act as sexual objects for the pleasure of men. 1:27

1 Corinthians

Paul would prefer that no one marry. but he says "to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife." 7:1-2
Paul says "the head of the woman is the man," meaning that the women are to be subordinate to men. 11:3
Women must cover their heads in church. 11:5-6
Men are made in "the image and glory of God," but not women; they are "the glory" of men. Paul concludes that women are made from and for men. 11:7-9
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

Ephesians

Paul orders wives to submit themselves to their husbands "in every thing" as though they were gods. "For the husband is the head of the wife." 5:22-24

Colossians

Wives, according to Paul, must submit themselves to their husbands. 3:18

1 Timothy

Women are to dress modestly, "with shamefacedness" -- "not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array." 2:9
Paul forbids women to teach or "to usurp authority over" men. Rather they are to "learn [from men] in silence with all subjection [to men]." 2:11-12
Men are superior to women in Paul's eyes, since Adam was made before, and sinned after, Eve. But even though women are inferior to men, Paul says they shouldn't be discouraged because they shall "be saved in childbearing." 2:14-15
"A bishop must be ... the husband of one wife." Apparently, it's OK for laymen to have several. 3:2
Real widows are "desolate" and pray "night and day." But those widows that experience pleasure are "dead while [they] live." 5:5-6
You should help a widow only if she : 1) is over 70 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

2 Timothy

In the last days, "silly women" who are "ever learning" will be "led away with divers lusts." 3:6-7

Titus

Even old women must be "obedient to their own husbands." 2:3, 5

1 Peter

Peter orders all wives to be "in subjection" to their husbands. 3:1
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
In relation to her husband, the wife is "the weaker vessel." 3:7

2 Peter

Peter describes Lot, who in Gen.19:8 offers his two virgin daughters to a crowd of angel rapers and later (19:30-38) impregnates them, as a "righteous man." 2:8

Revelation

Jezebel (whom God had thrown off a wall, trampled by horses, and eaten by dogs [2 Kg.9:33-37]) is further reviled by John, saying "that woman Jezebel" taught and seduced God's "servants to commit fornication." 2:20
Jesus will "cast her [Jezebel] into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her." 2:22
Only 144,000 celibate men will be saved. (Those who were not "defiled with women.") 14:3-4
The great harlot is described as being "full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication." She has a rather large and prominent sign on her forehead, she will get drunken with the blood of saints and martyrs, she will be made "desolate and naked," and her flesh will be eaten and burned with fire. 17:1-16
All nations "have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication" and kings has "waxed rich through ... her delicacies." 18:3
The "great whore" corrupted the earth with her fornication. :2

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As for in Revelation, I think the great whore is susposed to be a nation. But I do get the point. Women are spoken of and treated badly in the bible. And why does it this unruly nation hace to be described as a female whore?

Anonymous said...

My guess is that you have been deeply hurt and you blame God. The fact that you're obviously female I suppose should be irrelevent. You call yourself an "ExChristian" but I wonder if you ever truly gave your heart to Jesus. The obvious point that you have missed in all scripture is that women are not less important to God then man they just have been made differently (for a purpose) and have a different assignment. It is man that takes the Bible and misconscrues its meaning not God.
Truly seek the Lord my friend and God will find you where you are. Only then will you find peace. Remember, Jesus still loves you.

.:webmaster:. said...

Anony-fundie, who are you addressing? This post is four years old, and I posted it. BTW, I am a guy.

boomSLANG said...

Fundanonymous said: "My guess is that you have been deeply hurt and you blame God."

To "blame God" is to presuppose "God". If it rains on your freshly washed car, do you blame Thor?

Fundanonymous said: "You call yourself an "ExChristian" but I wonder if you ever truly gave your heart to Jesus.?"

Sure, you CALL yourself a "Christian".... but I wonder if you have "truly" given your heart to Jesus?

Fundy said: "The obvious point that you have missed in all scripture is that women are not less important to God then man they just have been made differently (for a purpose) and have a different assignment."

The obvious point that you have missed in all scripture is that the only thing that is seemingly "important to God" is getting his ego stroked and his ass kissed. It would seem that any "omniscient" and "omnipotent" being would be, um... "omnisecure", but that's clearly not the case, is it? No, in fact, insecurity is generally characteristic of man. Hmmm, so who wrote the bible?(rhetorical)

Fundy said: "It is man that(who) takes the Bible and misconscrues its meaning not God."

Yes, it is "modern" man who "misconscrues" it...because it is ancient man who wrote it.

Fundy said: "Truly seek the Lord my friend and God will find you where you are."

If God shit out some planets and stars; made my grandparents out of dirt; can move mountains.....AND can even shape-shift into a Frito chip?...then I'd imagine he can find my frickin' house. In the mean time, why don't you "seek" reality.