qedeshah — a female temple prostitute, a harlot HARLOT word is consecrated prostitute. The very early allusion to such persons, in the first of these passages, agrees with the accounts of them in ancient heathen writers. Herodotus refers to the "abominable custom of the Babylonians, who compelled every native female to attend the temple of Venus once in her life, and to prostitute herself in honor of the goddess
Ezek 23:1-3 23:1 Two Harlot Sisters The word of the LORD came again to me, saying: 2 "Son of man, there were two women, The daughters of one mother. 3 They committed harlotry in Egypt, They committed harlotry in their youth; NKJV
ADULTERY Adultery, in the symbolical language of the Old Testament, means idolatry and apostasy from the worship of the true God (Jer 3:8,9; Ezek 16:32; 23:37; also Rev 2:22). (from McClintock and Strong Encyclopedia, Electronic Database. Copyright (c) 2000 by Biblesoft)
Gen 38:18 18 Then he said, "What pledge shall I give you?" So she said,"Your signet and cord, and your staff that is in your hand." Signet= Justification Cord = Logos Staff= Cross
Tamar= Represent the Gentile who were concentrated adulteress for other God But when Christ Came they excepted him as their savior. Christ Came from Judah the adultness, so He can free the Human been from the Bond and the curse of sin The Lord was Baptized, Filled of the Holy Spirit and Fasted.., Not because He needed such, But he repented our fallen humanity. He did it in our behave
EUNUCH In its literal (Greek) sense, the harmless meaning of "bed-keeper," i.e., one who has the charge of beds and bed-chambers; but as only persons deprived of their virility have, from the most ancient times, been employed in Oriental harems, and as such persons are employed almost exclusively in this kind of service, the word "bed-keeper" became synonymous with "castratus."
Yowceph — Joseph = "Jehovah (Yahweh) has added" Powtiyphar Potiphar = "belonging to the sun"
Gen 39:1-2 2 The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man Those that can separate us from all our friends, yet cannot deprive us of the gracious presence of our God. When Joseph had none of all his relations with him, he had his God with him, even in the house of the Egyptian. Joseph was separated from his brethren, but not from his God; banished from his father's house, but the Lord was with him, and this comforted him.
St. John Chrysostom, as he compared between Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, proclaiming that Joseph had practically loved her; In his talk to her, he did not hurt her feelings with a single harsh word... he did not hint that she was intending to commit adultery; but humbly said: “Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and has committed all that he has in my hand. There is no greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife” (Gen. 39: 9) He is reminding her that she is his mistress, and his master’s wife...; proclaiming that he could not pay for their generosity toward him, by treason ! He proclaims that he is the servant who serves, and not betray; He made it clear, that his relationship with them, is in the Lord, saying: “How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God ? ! “
He loved her in the Lord, and submitted to her in the Lord. The sign of his true love, was that he did not say anything disgraceful about her, when he was unfairly put in prison; Nor avenged her, when he was glorified by Pharoh ! On the contrary, Potiphar’s wife loved him only carnally, or, in other words, she loved the lusts of her body; as proved by her putting him in prison, and exposing him to death.
Father Caeserius says: [I believe that she neither loved him, nor loved herself. If she loved him, how could she wish to destroy him ? ! And if she loved herself, how could she wish to disgrace herself ? ! She was not in love, but was burning with the poison of lust].
Amnon and Tamar 2 Samuel 13 After this Absalom the son of David had a lovely sister, whose name was Tamar ; and Amnon the son of David loved her. 2 Amnon was so distressed over his sister Tamar that he became sick; for she was a virgin. NKJV
1 Cor 6:12-20 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. NKJV
Heb 12:14-16 14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau NKJV
1 John 3:9 9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. sperma (sper'-mah); something sown, i.e. seed (including the male "sperm")
Father Caesarius: [In the Church there are three role models for purity, the example of whom we should follow: Joseph, Sosanna, and St. Mary; Men should follow the example of Joseph, women should follow that of Sosanna, and virgins should follow that of St. Mary].
* If you are still pure, be more so by avoiding looking at indecent things, and hearing improper talk...Do not seek vain excuses, but have only one... leave the Egyptian harlot, and escape even naked. (St. John Chrysostom) * Joseph fled leaving his garment, to avoid hearing what could contradict his purity; as he, who enjoy listening, is encouraging him who talks. (St. Ambrosius)
God, in his love for Joseph chastened him on his behavior; and as said by St. John Chrysostom: [Joseph, eager to be released from prison, was left there for sometime... so as to learn not to put his hope or trust in humans, but in God alone].