Josheph was a righteous man
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#1 Mar 28, 2013
So why did he want to divorce Mary secretly?
Why is this righteous?

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#2 Mar 28, 2013
All Joseph knew was that Mary was pregnant with a child that was not his.
He was unaware of the true nature of the child until he was visited by an angel.
He was going to divorce her in secret.
To me, making the decision to protect your wife, even if you think she screwed around on you, is pretty honorable.

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#3 Mar 28, 2013
florida native wrote:
All Joseph knew was that Mary was pregnant with a child that was not his.
He was unaware of the true nature of the child until he was visited by an angel.
He was going to divorce her in secret.
To me, making the decision to protect your wife, even if you think she screwed around on you, is pretty honorable.
Yea, I know that.
I am asking why divorcing her in secret is protecting her. Isnt that leaving her to fend for herself?

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#4 Mar 29, 2013
Seventimes wrote:
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Yea, I know that.
I am asking why divorcing her in secret is protecting her. Isnt that leaving her to fend for herself?
If I am not mistaken, adultery back then was a death sentence.
If he divorced her in secret, I would think her life would have been spared.
Pat

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#5 Mar 29, 2013
florida native wrote:
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If I am not mistaken, adultery back then was a death sentence.
If he divorced her in secret, I would think her life would have been spared.
YOUR CORRECT she would have been stoned to death .
Pat

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#6 Mar 29, 2013
If a woman pledged to be married had sexual intercourse with another man then the Law of Moses specified she should be stoned to death. By the time of Jesus this very rarely occurred. The wronged man could instead either divorce his wife publicly - making the grounds of the divorce widely known - or divorce his betrothed privately presenting the certificate of divorce quietly before two witnesses. Joseph intended to do the latter because he did not want to expose her (Mary) to public disgrace.
Joseph sounds like a very decent man .
BUDGIE

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#7 Mar 29, 2013
florida native wrote:
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If I am not mistaken, adultery back then was a death sentence.
If he divorced her in secret, I would think her life would have been spared.
Good post FN

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#8 Mar 29, 2013
florida native wrote:
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If I am not mistaken, adultery back then was a death sentence.
If he divorced her in secret, I would think her life would have been spared.
Yes, and it was the husband that was to be the accuser.
Sometimes he was so angry he was anxious to cast the first stone.

You got it.

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#9 Mar 29, 2013
florida native wrote:
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If I am not mistaken, adultery back then was a death sentence.
If he divorced her in secret, I would think her life would have been spared.
I don't think you can speak for the mood of desert village -2k+ years ago.

He wanted to dump her like a hot brick.

If the divorce had gone through then Mary would be an unmarried woman who'd had a child.

The sentence.

Stoning.

They do it over there now :(

She didn't just get caught with a suspect lover, she was pregnant - irrefutable evidence that something was going on.

They still kill their own for glancing at a man.

Yeh...

They'd let her walk.

Got any other fairy tales?

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#10 Mar 29, 2013
Candice B Fureal wrote:
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I don't think you can speak for the mood of desert village -2k+ years ago.
He wanted to dump her like a hot brick.
If the divorce had gone through then Mary would be an unmarried woman who'd had a child.
The sentence.
Stoning.
They do it over there now :(
She didn't just get caught with a suspect lover, she was pregnant - irrefutable evidence that something was going on.
They still kill their own for glancing at a man.
Yeh...
They'd let her walk.
Got any other fairy tales?
Just so I am clear:
I cannot speak for the mood of a desert village some 2,000 years ago but, you can?
Yes, Mary would have been a single mother however, that in itself was not punishable by death.
Audultry was.
And how they do it "over there" today is not the same as how the Israelites did it.
I am not sure if you are aware of this but, Judisiam and Islam are not the same religion.
But, obviously you know more then I do.
who

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#11 Mar 29, 2013
Who is Josheph?

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#12 Mar 29, 2013
who wrote:
Who is Josheph?
Joseph.
Wife of Mary
Step Father of Jesus

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#13 Mar 31, 2013
Is not stoning, which is a torturous way to kill, extreme for adultery?

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#14 Mar 31, 2013
Reader519 wrote:
Is not stoning, which is a torturous way to kill, extreme for adultery?
Not in the least. There is not a kinder death imaginable, than the crushing of one's skull, by native stone.

sidgi
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#15 Mar 31, 2013
Seventimes wrote:
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Yes, and it was the husband that was to be the accuser.
Sometimes he was so angry he was anxious to cast the first stone.
You got it.
Apparently, your goal is to expose your ignorance.

Well done!

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#16 Mar 31, 2013
sidgi wrote:
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Not in the least. There is not a kinder death imaginable, than the crushing of one's skull, by native stone.
sidgi
Goodness...I needed that sidgi...thank you for the morning laugh

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#17 Mar 31, 2013
Reality wrote:
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Apparently, your goal is to expose your ignorance.
Well done!
Enlighten us please.

Or are you just exposing your own hatred for the truth.

You are ignorance and death.

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#18 Mar 31, 2013
Deu 22:13 ΒΆ If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,
Deu 22:14 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:

Deu 22:21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

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#19 Mar 31, 2013
Tamar escaped stoning or burning. She was a smart woman.((grins)) Gen 38.

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#20 Apr 1, 2013
HopeReigns wrote:
Tamar escaped stoning or burning. She was a smart woman.((grins)) Gen 38.
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You are right

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