30 Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. 31 One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children—as is the custom all over the earth. 32 Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.”
33 That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
34 The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” 35 So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
36 So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father.
>>36124 It's an allegory for the Israelite tribes' hostility and distrust of the Moabite and Ammonite tribes. God also inspired Moses to explain how the Israelites were related to the other peoples living in the area. The Moabites who lived just east of the Dead Sea and the Ammonites who occupied the countryside north of Moab were both tribes related by blood to Abraham as they descend from his nephew (Gen. 19:37–38). But given the incestuous origins of Moab and Ammon, we are not surprised that contact with these peoples often brought much trouble for Abraham’s children as these peoples sinned like their parents. Moab led Israel into Baal worship on its way into Canaan (Num. 25:1–3). Both the Ammonites and the Moabites hired Balaam to curse Israel as it journeyed toward the Promised Land and were thus forbidden to enter the Lord’s assembly (Deut. 23:3–4).
It's effectively a propaganda piece for the superiority of the Israelites among the twelve tribes.
>>36793 Start at the daydreams entered Jerusalem and work your way back to Adam using the genealogies contained in the bible. Methuselah lived to be 969 so it can be tricky but iirc October 21 was the day God created Adams 6022 years ago
>>36910 "Religious, less educated, and older respondents were likelier to espouse a young Earth creationist view — that life was created some 6,000 to 10,000 years ago — according to the poll." That's a Gallup poll by the way.
>>36977 >>36931 PRINCETON, NJ -- More than four in 10 Americans continue to believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, a view that has changed little over the past three decades. Half of Americans believe humans evolved, with the majority of these saying God guided the evolutionary process. http://www.gallup.com/poll/170822/believe-creationist-view-human-origins.aspx
The story of Ananias and Sapphira, it's in the New Testament and involves god killing them for not being good communists and giving all their money to the church.
The story of Job, where Satan and Yahweh hang out in heaven chatting like buddies watching a sports game making bets on how mad Job is going to get as they kill all his family and slaves and take all his money and give him diseases is also a good one.
I always like Kings 2:23-24 >Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!" >When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number. >gets called baldy by some kids >tells bears to go fuck their shit up
>And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.
>>36097 My main problem with the Bible is that the word of God has been bent to reflect Science and current philosophy because "It's just a metaphor" too many goddamn times. The early Christians straight up believed Adam and Eve, until some evidence defied it, and then it's just a metaphor. Shit like that happened OVER AND OVER. You can't just pick and choose what words to believe.
>>40703 It was, it just didn't form instantly. By that time you had something clearly formed, I didn't say it originated then. If it was clearly formed then it means it was there a long time ago, something like the dogma of purgatory or immaculate conception. >>39462 Those weren't the church fathers, those were early Christians.
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