History Literature / BookOfExodus

22nd Jul '16 4:33:10 PM MsChibi
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* IllegalReligion: The various pagan religions of the Promised Land. In theory, they were to be not only not practiced by the Israelites, but wiped out by them as well (stated reasons for this include recurring practices of HumanSacrifice). This wasn't so much the case in practice.

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* IllegalReligion: The various pagan religions of the Promised Land. In theory, they were to be not only not practiced by the Israelites, but wiped out by them as well (stated reasons for this include recurring practices of HumanSacrifice).HumanSacrifice and ritual prostitution). This wasn't so much the case in practice.
20th Jul '16 6:41:40 PM MsChibi
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* FidelityTest: If a man suspects that his wife is [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]], but can't absolutely prove it, he is to take her to the Temple, [[ShamefulStrip remove her head covering]] [[note]] [[ShamefulStrip And according to some interpretations, some or all of her clothes as well.]] [[/note]], make an offering of coarse flour, and have her drink bitter, cursed water. If she's been faithful, the water will have no ill effect on her...but if she hasn't, "her thighs will swell and her belly will waste away." [[note]] The actual meaning of this phrase has been lost to history. Various interpretations include infertility, an STI, some type of disfigurement, an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula obstetric fistula]], a uterine or vaginal prolapse, a miscarriage, and/or [[DroppedABridgeOnHim instant death]], but it is unknown what ''exactly'' would/would not happen to her. It's also ''generally'' thought that whatever it was would affect her lover(s), though this is unconfirmed. [[/note]], and she would be either killed or ostracized from her community. There was no test for a man accused of cheating, because a) [[DoubleStandard for a man]], it was only considered adultery if the woman he slept with was married or engaged to someone else, even if he was married and b) [[FairForItsDay it functioned as a way]] to keep the jealous husband from acting rashly and having his wife executed in a case where she was only MistakenForCheating.

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* FidelityTest: If a man suspects that his wife is [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]], but can't absolutely prove it, he is to take her to the Temple, [[ShamefulStrip remove her head covering]] [[note]] [[ShamefulStrip And according to some interpretations, some or all of her clothes as well.]] [[/note]], make an offering of coarse flour, and have her drink bitter, cursed water. If she's been faithful, the water will have no ill effect on her...her [[note]] And according to many Midrashic interpretations, not only would it have no ill effect on her, but she would have a healthy baby boy in the coming year. [[/note]]...but if she hasn't, "her thighs will swell and her belly will waste away." [[note]] The actual meaning of this phrase has been lost to history. Various interpretations include infertility, an STI, some type of disfigurement, an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula obstetric fistula]], a uterine or vaginal prolapse, a miscarriage, and/or [[DroppedABridgeOnHim instant death]], but it is unknown what ''exactly'' would/would not happen to her. It's also ''generally'' thought that whatever it was would affect her lover(s), though this is unconfirmed. [[/note]], and she would be either killed or ostracized from her community. There was no test for a man accused of cheating, because a) [[DoubleStandard for a man]], it was only considered adultery if the woman he slept with was married or engaged to someone else, even if he was married and b) [[FairForItsDay it functioned as a way]] to keep the jealous husband from acting rashly and having his wife executed in a case where she was only MistakenForCheating.
7th Jul '16 8:20:32 PM ArtemisPal
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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharaohs_in_the_Bible There is some speculation as to his/their identity]], with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thutmose_II Thutmose II]] being the best candidate for the Pharaoh Moses contended with.
7th Jul '16 8:02:26 PM ArtemisPal
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Each time the Pharoah relented, God hardened his heart.
7th Jul '16 8:01:25 PM ArtemisPal
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* IgnoredExpert: The Egyptian magicians can replicate the first few tricks and plagues, but when it gets to the gnats they tell Pharoah that it's genuine divine power after all. He ignores them.

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* IgnoredExpert: The Egyptian magicians can replicate the first few tricks and plagues, but when it gets to the gnats they are unable to replicate them and tell Pharoah that it's genuine divine power after all. He ignores them.
7th Jul '16 7:59:26 PM ArtemisPal
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* IllegalReligion: The various pagan religions of the Promised Land. In theory, they were to be not only not practiced by the Israelites, but wiped out by them as well. This wasn't so much the case in practice.

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* IllegalReligion: The various pagan religions of the Promised Land. In theory, they were to be not only not practiced by the Israelites, but wiped out by them as well.well (stated reasons for this include recurring practices of HumanSacrifice). This wasn't so much the case in practice.
7th Jul '16 7:58:18 PM ArtemisPal
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** Your Mileage May Vary on this, but since all humans are sinners it could rather be said of God that GoodIsNotSoft.
8th Jun '16 11:56:51 AM MsChibi
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* IllegalReligion: The various pagan religions of the Promised Land. In theory, they were to be not only not practiced by the Israelites, but wiped out by them as well. This wasn't so much the case in practice.
2nd Jun '16 4:56:16 PM MsChibi
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* FidelityTest: If a man suspects that his wife is [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]], but can't absolutely prove it, he is to take her to the Temple, [[ShamefulStrip remove her head covering]] [[note]] [[ShamefulStrip And according to some interpretations, some or all of her clothes as well.]] [[/note]], make an offering of coarse flour, and have her drink bitter, cursed water. If she's been faithful, the water will have no ill effect on her...but if she hasn't, "her thighs will swell and her belly will waste away." [[note]] The actual meaning of this phrase has been lost to history. Various interpretations include infertility, an STI, some type of disfigurement, an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula obstetric fistula]], a uterine or vaginal prolapse, a miscarriage, and/or [[DroppedABridgeOnHim instant death]], but it is unknown what ''exactly'' would/would not happen to her. It's also ''generally'' thought that whatever it was would affect her lover(s), though this is unconfirmed. [[/note]], and she would be either killed or ostracized from her community. There was no test for a man accused of cheating, because a) [[DoubleStandard for a man]], it was only considered adultery if the woman he slept with was married or engaged to someone else, even if he was married and b) it functioned as a way to keep the jealous husband from acting rashly and having his wife executed in a case where she was only MistakenForCheating.

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* FidelityTest: If a man suspects that his wife is [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]], but can't absolutely prove it, he is to take her to the Temple, [[ShamefulStrip remove her head covering]] [[note]] [[ShamefulStrip And according to some interpretations, some or all of her clothes as well.]] [[/note]], make an offering of coarse flour, and have her drink bitter, cursed water. If she's been faithful, the water will have no ill effect on her...but if she hasn't, "her thighs will swell and her belly will waste away." [[note]] The actual meaning of this phrase has been lost to history. Various interpretations include infertility, an STI, some type of disfigurement, an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula obstetric fistula]], a uterine or vaginal prolapse, a miscarriage, and/or [[DroppedABridgeOnHim instant death]], but it is unknown what ''exactly'' would/would not happen to her. It's also ''generally'' thought that whatever it was would affect her lover(s), though this is unconfirmed. [[/note]], and she would be either killed or ostracized from her community. There was no test for a man accused of cheating, because a) [[DoubleStandard for a man]], it was only considered adultery if the woman he slept with was married or engaged to someone else, even if he was married and b) [[FairForItsDay it functioned as a way way]] to keep the jealous husband from acting rashly and having his wife executed in a case where she was only MistakenForCheating.
2nd Jun '16 4:53:09 PM MsChibi
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* FidelityTest: If a man suspects that his wife is [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]], but can't absolutely prove it, he is to take her to the Temple, [[ShamefulStrip remove her head covering]] [[note]] [[ShamefulStrip And according to some interpretations, some or all of her clothes as well.]] [[/note]], make an offering of coarse flour, and have her drink bitter, cursed water. If she's been faithful, the water will have no ill effect on her...but if she hasn't, "her thighs will swell and her belly will waste away." [[note]] The actual meaning of this phrase has been lost to history. Various interpretations include infertility, an STI, some type of disfigurement, an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula obstetric fistula]], a uterine or vaginal prolapse, and/or [[DroppedABridgeOnHim instant death]], but it is unknown what ''exactly'' would/would not happen to her. It's also ''generally'' thought that whatever it was would affect her lover(s), though this is unconfirmed. [[/note]], and she would be either killed or ostracized from her community. There was no test for a man accused of cheating, because a) [[DoubleStandard for a man]], it was only considered adultery if the woman he slept with was married or engaged to someone else, even if he was married and b) it functioned as a way to keep the jealous husband from acting rashly and having his wife executed in a case where she was only MistakenForCheating.

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* FidelityTest: If a man suspects that his wife is [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]], but can't absolutely prove it, he is to take her to the Temple, [[ShamefulStrip remove her head covering]] [[note]] [[ShamefulStrip And according to some interpretations, some or all of her clothes as well.]] [[/note]], make an offering of coarse flour, and have her drink bitter, cursed water. If she's been faithful, the water will have no ill effect on her...but if she hasn't, "her thighs will swell and her belly will waste away." [[note]] The actual meaning of this phrase has been lost to history. Various interpretations include infertility, an STI, some type of disfigurement, an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obstetric_fistula obstetric fistula]], a uterine or vaginal prolapse, a miscarriage, and/or [[DroppedABridgeOnHim instant death]], but it is unknown what ''exactly'' would/would not happen to her. It's also ''generally'' thought that whatever it was would affect her lover(s), though this is unconfirmed. [[/note]], and she would be either killed or ostracized from her community. There was no test for a man accused of cheating, because a) [[DoubleStandard for a man]], it was only considered adultery if the woman he slept with was married or engaged to someone else, even if he was married and b) it functioned as a way to keep the jealous husband from acting rashly and having his wife executed in a case where she was only MistakenForCheating.
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