Old Testament

Michael Pollak mpollak at panix.com
Mon Sep 28 01:51:52 PDT 1998

On Sun, 27 Sep 1998, Doug Henwood wrote:

> I read in today's NY Times that the original Old Testament prohibition
> against adultery applied to married women, as part of the effort of keeping
> the lineage clear. So it was more a matter of property than propriety. But
> by the original definition, Clinton wasn't an adulterer! Is this really the
> case?

Well, yeah. But if you go that far back, the ancient Jews were polygamous. So their their standards in this department are not a high bar for us godless moderns. Hell, God slew Onan for *not* committing adultery.

Michael __________________________________________________________________________ Michael Pollak................New York City..............mpollak at panix.com

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