The original Hebrew is more ambiguous than the traditional English translation. Leviticus 18:22 - ואת־זכר לא תשׁכב משׁכבי אשׁה תועבה הוא׃ - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female;... - Interlinear Study Bible The Greek translation of the Leviticus passages condemns a man (arseno) lying with (koitai) another man (arseno). $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. As the same, or very similar customs, are mentioned in Leviticus 21:5, and in Deuteronomy 14:1, as well as here, it would appear that they may have been signs of mourning. LEVITICUS 19:30. var sStoryLink0 = aStoryLink[0].trim(); I thank God daily for Christ’s Vicar on earth, and the teaching authority of the magisterium, the bishops in union with the pope. Young's Literal Translation And a cutting for the soul ye do not put in your flesh; and a writing, a cross-mark, ye do not put on you; I am Jehovah. Search the word in question at the google site for Collins’ book. When done with women it’s called anal intercourse. I am the LORD. 1 Kings 18:28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with …. As the same, or very similar customs, are mentioned in Leviticus 21:5, and in Deuteronomy 14:1, as well as here, it would appear that they may have been signs of mourning. 28 `And a cutting for the soul ye do not put in your flesh; and a writing, a cross-mark, ye do not put on you; I [am] Jehovah. For official apologetics resources please visit, Greek translation of homosexual: arsenokoitai vs paiderasste, Raymond F. Collins, Sexual Ethics and the New Testament: Belief and Behavior (2000). However according to the article, if Paul wanted the meaning to be “homosexual” he would have used the other word, “paiderasste”. 20 “If a man has sex with a slave girl whose freedom has never been purchased but who is committed to become another man’s wife, he must pay full compensation to her master. God wants us to love one another. The Greek word could still be referring to the same *type *of sexual act, just in a different context. It is also called sodomy although *originally *that word applied only to a man with another man. Leviticus Chapter 19 וַיִּקְרָא א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 28 You are not to make gashes on your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves; I am Yahweh. Gossip and SlanderWorship Talk | Ages over 18, Holy Children of IsraelSpiritual tasks offer a reflection on a Biblical story and suggest a task for spiritual growth.Activity | Ages over 18, Laws of Harvest and True CharityWorship Talk | Ages 7 - 14, Would you like to choose another language for your user interface? Among the excitable races of the East this custom appears to have been very common. On the appropriation of good in the perfect state; its relative imperfection; its full realization; and its abundant increase by the implantation of remainsVerses 26-37. }, The Book of Leviticus Interpreted and Explained according to its Spiritual or Internal Sense, Study the original Hebrew/Greek with qBible. document.write(sStoryLink0 + "

"); I would encourage you to seek to true meaning in the Bible and a true understanding of its meanings in context to the times each translation was written. Concerning the illegitimate conjunction of good affections with evil in the course of regeneration, but not from deliberate wickedness; and concerning the remedy and its resultVerses 23-25. The Greek Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (circa 3rd century BCE) translated "to'ebah" into Greek as "bdelygma," which meant ritual impurity. 1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: Leviticus 21:5 They shall not make baldness on their head, neither shall they shave …. What does the Bible say about tattoos? WORDS OF GOD IN RED. In the writings of St. John the Faster of Constantinople, he says that ARSENOKOITAI is something that some men do to their wives. Jesus never says homosexuality is a sin. If it applied to men at all, we would see the forms ARSENOKOITOS, -OI–but we never do. and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. if(aStoryLink[0]) First: ARSEONOKOITAI (singular: arsenokoité) is a FEMININE word. Most traditional English translations interpret Leviticus 18:22 as a divine condemnation of erotic, same-sex relationships. It means “lover of boys.” It is a particular word, with a particular meaning-- one who sodomizes boy children. We’re not Romans nor Jews anymore. The approved “venue” for sexual activity is within the confines of marriage. It is clearly suggested that the exploitation of the ‘morally condemned’ ‘malakoi’ is also reprehensible. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY ... NLT New Living Translation. 21 The man, however, must bring a ram as a guilt offering and present it to the Lord at the entrance of the Tabernacle. Instruction is given that man must conjoin good and truth in himself; reverence and love them; confirm himself in true worship; refrain from selfish and worldly love which is idolatry; love good as manifested in truth; worship in freedom; appropriate good; reject evil in the process of Judgement; and especially avoid profanation then, because this would be to confirm himself in evilVerses 9-10. We know this by looking in Leviticus for example and also by looking in Romans. {Leviticus 1} Cross Reference Search User Commentary: Hebrew OT - Transliteration - Holy Name KJV VaYikra / Leviticus 1. I am the Lord. It’s a well thought out and very clever argument that is false when you consider the word, homosexual, did not originate until the mid to late nineteen hundreds and, unless my history serves me incorrectly, I doubt John wrote his epistles in the nineteen hundreds and therefore would not have used the Greek word paiderasste. Verse 28. Leviticus 19:28 Leviticus 19:28 NIV Leviticus 19:28 NLT Leviticus 19:28 … 29 Make not thy daughter a common strumpet, lest the land be defiled, and filled with wickedness. if(sStoryLink0 != '') { He adopted or translated the sexual relationship of a man with a man condemned in the Old Testament to the Pagan context of his time and to the moral rules of the Romans in a Greek province. NIV New International Version. Deuteronomy 14:1 You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, …. Among the excitable races of the East this custom appears to have been very common. What makes you so sure it’s false? Jeremiah 16:6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not … CSB Christian Standard Bible. I can tell you that Greek word *paiderastia *does **not **mean homosexual as in two adults in a same-sex relationship. (translation: English: Basic English Bible) 28 All of these things are disordered for the same reason-- they separate the unitive and procreative elements of intercourse. Even if they were right, that still doesn’t deal with Romans. But since she is not a free woman, neither the man nor the woman will be put to death. Provide by Justin Alfred KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. Leviticus 19:28 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). They are sinners, but only in the same extent that we all are. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. It appears in two Paul’s epistles: 1Co, which is really by Paul and 1Tm, which authorship and date are rather controversial. Debunk this? arsenokoitai translates arseno-men and koitai- bed. You’ve just responded to a 3 year old thread. { Leviticus 19:1-37—Read the Bible online or download free. This is the most common bible verse people search for when researching tattoos in the Bible. WORDS OF GOD IN RED. : 1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: : ב דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם: אֲנִי, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם. He is a Professor of New Testament and former dean at Catholic University of America. More than that, we must consider who has written this word and to whom he has done that. WORDS OF GOD IN RED. Cuttings in your flesh for the dead - Compare the margin reference. Leviticus 19:28. Homosexual is a modern meaning that has been applied by some and really doesn’t come up in the Bible. “ Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:28 - You may not make cuts in your flesh in respect for the dead, or have marks printed on your bodies: I am the Lord. In connection with this he notes that the classical world doesn’t think so much in terms of psychological orientation as a personal attribute, but rather in terms of actions and their moral value or disvalue. What, are they burning themselves on the arm with cigars? Ask yourself: if you are a believer, then shouldn’t you take the words contained within the Bible to be the true word of God? Print any marks - Tattooing was probably practiced in ancient Egypt, as it is now by the lower classes of the modern Egyptians, and was connected with superstitious notions. Verse 28. He is extremely politically sensitive yet he consistently brings to light what Jesus and Paul actually conveyed by their words. Leviticus 19:28 Cuttings in your flesh for the dead - Compare the margin reference. When you take this in context, with the command from the OT and St. Paul’s letters, it means what it’s always been interpreted to mean. Leviticus Chapter 13 1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying: 2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it become in the skin of his flesh the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests. LEVITICUS 19:28 “ Do not cut your bodies or put tattoo marks on yourselves ” NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) & KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Go find a better word in another language and hinge the entire argument around hermeneutic theory. His conclusion is that Paul may have coined the word arsenokoitai and etymologically it means “bedding down with a man.” According to note 70 (p. 99) the Liddell-Scott Greek lexicon indicates that this neologism of Paul’s seems to be a Greek translation of the Hebrew miÅ¡kab zakûr used in rabbinic texts based on Lv 18:22, i.e., “lying with a man as with a woman.”. 28 “‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. However, Paul condemns not only the malakoi, but also the one who might have had an active relationship with him: the ‘arsenokoitai’. In the first case, 1Co, the term comes together with malakoi, which was translated as “moles” in the Vulgata Latina, by Saint Jerome. If so, then how can you argue or believe such things as the errancy of the bible or that John just wrote was he wrote merely because he felt like it and in no way could it be divinely inspired. On so many issues I found no secure and stable authority for scriptural understanding in the protestant world. Nor shall the spiritual man imagine that by outward mortification he can remove evil, or by external worship only, promote permanent good; for all true worship is by genuine good from the Lord. When evangelicals ask me, “do you know Jesus”, I have to chuckle to myself, oh boy…do I know Him… ways you can’t even imagine! If a translation of Leviticus 18:22 were included that did not generally condemn at least male homosexual behavior, confidence in the translation would drop precipitously and their sales would drop equally fast. 28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh, for the dead, neither shall you make in yourselves any figures or marks: I am the Lord. In this sense, the moral condemnation of the ‘malakoi’ or ‘moles’ (‘humid’ and ‘effeminate’ man) existed among the Romans as an improper activity for free man. This was one major reason that I latched onto and cling to the understanding that Christ founded One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and that after a merciful Father rescued me from twenty plus years of pseudo-agnosticism as a fallen away Pentecostal. There are only THREE uses of the word ARSENOKOITAI in ancient times, and they are six centuries apart. Hebrew / Greek Grammars to aide in studying the original manuscripts. From it we get English words pederast and pedophile. Anyways, just curious questions about tactics utilized by homosexual believers or homosexual-friendly believers. The Latin translation here is important because Corinth, in the 1st century BC, was a Roman city, rather cosmopolitan, but very roman in its values and morals. Young's Literal Translation 19:28 `And a cutting for the soul ye do not put in your flesh; and a writing, a cross-mark, ye do not put on you; I am Jehovah. Does anyone know Greek that could help me debunk this? But we have the Holy Spirit to illuminate our minds and a magnanimous judge to consider our acts and thoughts with mercy. Cuttings in your flesh for the dead - Compare the margin reference. I would suggest Raymond F. Collins, Sexual Ethics and the New Testament: Belief and Behavior (2000). KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. NASB New American Standard Bible. If we want to be fair with our brothers and sisters who feel attracted to people of the same sex, we have to know which are their practices and, more important, which intentions inform their practices. First of all, it does matter what the word arsenokoitai means in order to grasp whether homosexual acts are or not condemned in the Bible. If you are Catholic, mesh it also with Tradition and Teaching. You may not make cuts in your fleshflesh in respect for the dead, or have marks printed on your bodies: I am the Lordthe Lord. In the period of Judgement good and truth are to be devoted to the Lord in works of charity without any selfish motiveVerses 11-18. Paul used the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament. Certainly, a sexual intercourse cannot be considered morally right or wrong not considering the conscience of the ones who practice it. It was not only considered something bad for a man to man relationship, but also for a man to woman relationship in which the man would have a passive attitude (like in some sexual positions). We can be like Paul instead of blind followers of his words. However, careful philological, literary analysis of the original Hebrew shows another interpretation: a divine condemnation of same-sex rape. } Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, : The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. That would also mean that there is no such condemnation anywhere else in the Torah (Leviticus 18:22 also uses the word zachar, rather than ish). Get closed to homosexuals and see by yourselves if they deserve punishment for the life they live. His book has received favorable reviews for its detailed historical-critical research. Erastes/Erastai - love/lover. Study the Inner Meaning Of course the most sublime reception of Our Lord in the Eucharist trumps everything. The point is that: do we talk about the same thing when we consider homosexual practices nowadays? And, no matter that particular passage, we also know that in another passage that “lieing with other men” and “women lieing with women” is specifically condemned. Leviticus 19:28. Various prohibitions involving important spiritual obligationsVerses 19-22. Links. Paul joins these two words together into a neologism, a new word, and thus he condemns in 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy what was condemned in Leviticus. God does not want us to squabble over who is “in” and who is ‘out’. If it’s something a man and woman can do, it’s clearly NOT homosexuality, it is? As the same, or very similar customs, are mentioned in Leviticus 21:5, and in Deuteronomy 14:1, as well as here, it would appear that they may have been signs of mourning. In the Sybelline Oracles, dating 6th Century BC, it says, “The ARSENOKOITAI from the north will abduct our children.”. In that time, the ‘pagans’ themselves condemned passive sexual attitudes by men (uir), who were conceived as political citizens and, as such, also governors of their houses. Anyways, just curious questions about tactics utilized by homosexual believers or homosexual-friendly believers. King James 2000 Bible You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD. Log In/Sign Up English Standard Version (ESV) ... Leviticus 19:28. Verses 1-8. Understood in the internal sense, though, there... lordThe Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. According to religioustolerance.org/homarsen.htm the passages in 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy that talk about homosexuals were translated incorrectly. Personally, I trust the infallible Magisterium on matters such as this. We are not citizens of the Empire nor subjects to all the Jewish restrictions and taboos. The Greek translation of the Leviticus passages condemns a man (arseno) lying with (koitai) another man (arseno). Among the excitable races of the East this custom appears to have been very common. At the beginning of Leviticus 19, however, the LORD spoke to Moses telling him to address the children of Israel, that they shall be holy. The point the author of the article found at: religioustolerance.org/hom_bibc1.htm is attempting to assert is that all Biblical scholars have misinterpreted the original Greek text and, because of this gross misinterpretation, 1 Corinthians 6:9 is, in no way shape of form, referencing homosexuality. If man>male is a specific term referring to Greek pederasty, then its use in Leviticus 20:13 would make that verse a prohibition of that practice and not of homosexuality in general. To get what Leviticus 19:34 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Sticking sharp objects into themselves? The passage in verse 28 could be prohibiting something that is unholy, and not necessarily because of its pagan origin or connection. I’ve stumbled upon this whilst discussing the Bible with a man who’s defending homosexuality and saying it’s not a sin. Paidos- child, boy ESV English Standard Version. bHasStory0 = true; Paul joins these two words together into a neologism, a new word, and thus he condemns in 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy what was condemned in Leviticus. Levitico 19:28 - Huwag ninyong kukudlitan ang inyong laman dahil sa namatay: ni huwag ninyong lilimbagan ang inyong laman ng anomang tanda; ako ang Panginoon. (translation… Doesn’t this imply that we are acting as God or that God somehow got it wrong? “ But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as … In the modern Bible translations, some verses are changed to mean homosexuality. It used to be thought to mean masterbation. 19:28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks on you: I am Yahweh. To get what Leviticus 19:30 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. It is God’s task to judge. LEVITICUS 19:34. As is often the case, religioustorlerance.org misses the point, and one of the surest signs is that they start arguing about translations of Biblical Greek. The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website. Further, how can “believers” argue that the Bible does not meet the needs of today or that it should be somehow updated in order to serve the needs or fit with our current society. As others have said, homosexuality is still wrong even if arsenokoitai or paideraste doesn’t mean homosexual. It made Lamsa a lot of money. 1 The burnt offerings 3 of the herd, 10 of the flocks, 14 of the fowls. If you research those few verses that mention homosexuality in the modern translations, you will find that those were refering to sex, of all types used as rituals in temple rites by the ancient greek and latin Bibles. ‘Pagans’ converted to Christianity could understand the point of view of Paul because they recognized his words with practices that they knew. The exact meaning of the word is not understood. This is a common way to try and dispel something someone doesn’t like in the text. fleshFlesh has several meanings just in its most obvious form. It can mean all living creatures as when the Lord talks about the flood "destroying... the LordThe Bible refers to the Lord in many different ways, which from the text seem indistinguishable and interchangeable. א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. But who am I to make these claims when we all seem to wield Biblical passages in order to serve our own needs. Cuttings. English Standard Version Update. If the writer(s) of Leviticus had wished to refer to a moral violation, a sin, he would have used the Hebrew word "zimah ." GOD'S WORD® Translation Never slash your body to mourn the dead, and never get a tattoo. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Concerning various prohibitions and duties which the truly spiritual man ought by no means to neglect. I can’t find any information on this that refutes it. Paul used the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament. 30 Keep ye my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary. Among the excitable races of the East this custom appears to have been very common. But who am I to make these claims when we all seem to wield Biblical passages in order to serve our own needs. Read the text in context, not only within that passage but with the rest of Scripture. So, it’s clearly NOT something that can be “debunked.”. Also when one understands rightly ordered sex acts (the Sixth Commandment), wrongly ordered sex acts are obvious: contraception, homosexual sex, masterbation, sodomy with a woman. Leviticus 19:28 Young's Literal Translation (YLT). This type of sex act is not moral whether done between two men or a man and a woman. Leviticus 18:22 18:22 2532 και And 3326 μετά with 730 άρσενος a man 3756 ου you shall not 2837 κοιμηθήση go to bed 2845 κοίτην in a marriage-bed 1134 γυναικείαν in the feminine way; 946 βδέλυγμα [3 an abomination 1063 γαρ 1 for 1510.2.3 εστι 2 it is]. Paul was certainly aware of what is written in Leviticus about fornication, which is a part of the Jewish Law which was considered relevant for the gentiles converted to the Christian faith to follow, as it is explained in the book of Acts. NET New English Translation. Nor shall the spiritual man imagine that by outward mortification he can remove evil, or by external worship only, promote permanent good; for all true worship is by genuine good from the Lord. (You can do that anytime with our language chooser button ). I am the Lord. : 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: I … So kudos to you to helping someone seek the work of God and know that God does not want a strict adhearance to a list of laws, but wants us to seek a pure heart, a good conscience, and a faith that is not phony. I am not saying that someone else or anyone else does not or that the argument described in the OP does not need to be debunked as it does need to be debunked and it has been debunked. Anything that doesn’t meet those criteria is condemned as sinful. What comes out the other end of all that? Leviticus 19:28 New International Version (NIV). 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