What occurred in Genesis 14-18?
city-states constantly warred for control of regional resources, setting the stage for Genesis 19. Jordan Valley
What key strategy was used to attack ancient cities?
The book of Joshua and others recount scouts entering enemy towns to survey strategic weaknesses for the purpose of facilitating military assaults.
Lot was a foreigner residing in
. He failed to allow the town elders to scrutinize his out-of-town visitors. Sodom Lot’s actions exposed the entire community to possible capture or military annihilation.
Who assaulted whom? Why?
“ALL the people, from every quarter” of the town of
Sodom, men and women, young and old, demanded to “know” Lot’s visitors. They wanted to sexually brutalize these potentially threatening visitors. Why? Rape is a violent assertion of power designed to bring shame on Lot and deal with his unexamined interlopers.
Would this happen today?
Sure. Confronted with suspected foreign threats, male and female American soldiers attached electrodes to Iraqi prisoners’ genitals, stacked them unclad like cordwood forcing them to wear waste-soiled undergarments over their heads. Also, five
police officers used a broomstick to rape Haitian-born Abner Louima. New York
Were the offenders homosexual?
No! The residents of
, the American soldiers and police officers who sexually assaulted their prisoners were motivated by unbridled rage, fear and a desire to humiliate perceived foreign enemies by sexually brutalizing them. Sodom
--ez duz it © 9 August 2011