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Here's What Nobody Told You About Mary And Joseph

The Jewish province of Judea in Ancient Rome was an exceptionally conservative, religious place. As Primo Levi Center says, Roman officials more or less let Pre-Christian Jewish people govern themselves, under their own laws, and only intervened in the case of "disturbances" (such as when Herod ordered the deaths of all first-born males, in order to kill Jesus). Gender roles were strictly defined, as were expectations when it came to sex and marriage. Deuteronomy 22:21, as a part of...

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    Why Mary Would Have Been Stoned To Death Without Joseph

    Why Mary Would Have Been Stoned To Death Without Joseph

    The Jewish province of Judea in Ancient Rome was an exceptionally conservative, religious place. As Primo Levi Center says, Roman officials more or less let Pre-Christian Jewish people govern themselves, under their own laws, and only intervened in the case of "disturbances" (such as when Herod ordered the deaths of all first-born males, in order to kill Jesus). Gender roles were strictly defined, as were expectations when it came to sex and marriage. Deuteronomy 22:21, as a part of traditional Jewish law, pronounced a brutal and strict punishment for women who fornicated (no mention of punishment for the man), saying they were to be "... Brought to the door of her father's house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you."

    Who Really Were The Three Wise Men?

    Who Really Were The Three Wise Men?

    Christmas has become such a popular holiday that most of us know the old nativity story, whether we're Christian or not. Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who lays a whole lot of responsibility on her by telling her she's going to give birth to the future Messiah. Joseph, her fiance, is also visited by an angel in his dreams, to the plan.

    The Untold Truth Of Mary And Joseph

    The Untold Truth Of Mary And Joseph

    By the time December rolls around, Christmas lights and wreaths have been set up for weeks and everyone wants Santa Claus to hurry his butt up. Christians are investing in their yard's nativity scene or making plans to see their neighborhood church's live nativity portrayal.

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