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Feb
8
comment Was prostitution legal in the Kingdom of Israel during the reign of Solomon?
The wikipedia article said that it's forbidden by jewish laws. I know no jewish laws that actually prohibit prostitution.
Feb
8
comment Was prostitution legal in the Kingdom of Israel during the reign of Solomon?
My guess is prostitution is actually common and legal. Perhaps a woman is classified as prostitute based on promiscuity instead of whether she actually get paid or not. I don't think anyone has marriage certificate at that time.
Feb
2
comment Was Jesus depicted as dark skinned during the beginning of Christianity
Also ancient jews are not monotheistic. They have gods called elohim. Those elohims are often translated as angels to make the bible look monotheistic. Jacob didn't see angels go up and down stairs. He was seing gods. Sons of gods marry daughters of men to create nephilim. Elyon divide the world according to sons of el. Yahweh portion is Israel (hence the jews have only one god). Also Yahweh punishes gods in egypts. All those uses words elohim. Yet translated arbitrarily into angels, rulers, judges, and gods. Different translations translate that differently.
Feb
2
comment Was prostitution legal in the Kingdom of Israel during the reign of Solomon?
I know. So basically this is a controversial topic. You think cult prostitute is forbidden. Yet MOST christians believe otherwise. So I am asking in history stackexchange. What's the story? It's not something we can just google up. It's controversial.
Dec
22
comment Why didn't the Chinese repeating crossbow dominate?
So gun dominates war because it can penetrate armor.
Nov
24
comment What was Hitler's attitude towards the Aryans of India?
Who is bose and abwehr?
Nov
24
comment Why was Hitler friendly toward Arabs given that they are Semitic too?
You mean the whole german didn't know that arab are semites too? They honestly think that semites only mean jews? Seriously? I mean what's their explanation?
Nov
24
comment Why was Hitler friendly toward Arabs given that they are Semitic too?
The reason why I am curious is because of similarity between what happened to jews and what used to happened to chinese. Hindsight is 20 20 and I want to learn.
Nov
24
comment Why was Hitler friendly toward Arabs given that they are Semitic too?
Why the downvote? Look pal I am not even white or aryan. I am just confused with what happen in europe at that time. I do NOT hate jews.
Sep
9
comment When did monogamy become the norm in Ancient Greece?
both answer said that monogamy predates democracy. Matt Ridley claims otherwise in his book the red queen.
Jul
15
comment When did polygamy start becoming illegal?
Polygamy was banned in Athen long before christianity. Recent democracy is recent. I am thinking about athen democracy. That's predate christ.
Jul
8
comment Does Chinese history really span the past 5000 years?
And spring and autumn period? Art of war in 3 chapter is written by sun tzu that work for king of wu against king of yue and chu. We know, for example, that wu kingdom is annihilated by yue latter. That's before han dynasty.
Jul
8
comment Does Chinese history really span the past 5000 years?
And what about san guo yan yi? 200 AD? I read 8 volume of pretty thick book in high school. Era of three kingdom? You mean an empire as big as han survive without writing? Yea it's semi fictionalized account, but that's a pretty big history
Jul
8
comment Does Chinese history really span the past 5000 years?
and europeans have more complete history? I know the jews had torah before 1k BC
Jul
2
comment Did Sun Tzu's “Art of War” influence Napoleon's philosophy of war and strategy?
did he? Did he not?
Mar
13
comment Was a technological advantage more effective in European warfare than in China's history?
Chinese invent gunpowder. The ming did have many cannons. The manchu ching, being barbarians prohibit weapon technology
Jan
24
comment What happened to Israel when Persia attacked Egypt?
not sure what you mean by white spaces on the map. When things don't add up I often ask questions. It's just me.
Oct
24
comment Is there a civilization that never believed in God in the ancient times?
buddhism recoqnize gods. However, those gods are not that important. The most important person in the universe for you is you. Not gods.
Sep
1
comment Does prohibition of polygamy always correlate well with democracy?
Jesus never prohibits polygamy either
Sep
1
comment Does prohibition of polygamy always correlate well with democracy?
It's legal in a sense that it's not a crime. People can do that openly. As for inherits, men can inherit to his biological children.