Many people ask ‘what does the bible say about sex and ethics’ and assume that there is a simple and consistent answer in the form of a set of ‘do’s and don’ts’! Dr Carly Crouch and Tara Van De Wiele here explore the variety of approached we find in the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament to the questions of sexual ethics. It emerges that there is no consistent teaching, but an awareness that life gets complicated! The video looks at how sexual questions are examine in a legal text (Deuteronony 22), the narrative of Tamar and Judah (Genesis 38), and the erotic love poetry of the Song of Songs. Moreover, modern views on women as responsible for their own sexuality sets a question mark over any attempt to see the Hebrew Bible as setting out a universally applicable framework.
Other videos you may find useful;
Why Study Hebrew with Peter Watts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6K8KAuJnEU
A Walk Through the Old Testament with Margaret Barker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-McdW00M9Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ9kjWt_L_8 (Part 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yduuTRVqoTg (Part 3)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKzECtLpurY (Part 4)