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Sedom, Sodomy and Hospitality

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Nov 13, 2019
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The story of Sodom and its destruction is usually understood to be about a violent town, the citizens of which are not above gang-rape. We typically understand the call of the crowd - "send out the men that we may know them" as a shrill demand for sexual license with them - and we, accordingly, are shocked when Lot offers his two daughters in their stead. A careful read of the story suggests a different understanding...

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