Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Marry your rapist law"

Citing Biblical injunctions (particularly Exodus 22:16–17 and Deuteronomy 22:25–30)...

I've discussed the Deuteronomic passages before:

By contrast, Exod 22:16-17 concerns a shotgun wedding in the case of consensual premarital sex. For instance: 

The primary and secondary rulings in these verses concern a man who entices an unbetrothed girl to have intercourse with him. The inference appears to be that the girl agrees to this; she is not raped as in Deut 22:2-29. J. A. Thompson describes it as "seduction". T. D. Alexander, Exodus (IVP 2017), 498.

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