BI390 Biblical Sexual Ethics

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Dr. David Instone-Brewer examines how marriage, divorce, polygamy, homosexuality and other topics are addressed in the Bible by looking at both the text of Scripture and the context in which Scripture was written. “Translating from Hebrew or the Greek into English is only half of the job of translation,” he says. “You also have to translate the context that it came from.” From ancient Near Eastern marriage laws that were literally written in stone to the sexual practices that were accepted and not accepted in Rome, Dr. Instone-Brewer paints a picture of how Old and New Testament Jewish culture compared to other cultures of the time. He shows how understanding this context illuminates the truth of Scripture and helps us discern what ethics God had for His people in the past and what He has for us today.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

2m

Marriage

Introduction to Marriage

Introduction to Marriage

1m
Marriage in the Bible

Marriage in the Bible

2m
Marriage in Genesis

Marriage in Genesis

3m
Searching Cultural Concepts for Ancient References to Sexual Regulations

Searching Cultural Concepts for Ancient References to Sexual Regulations

8m
Marriage in the Ancient Near East

Marriage in the Ancient Near East

6m
Marriage Covenants/Contracts

Marriage Covenants/Contracts

8m
Using the Lexham Theological Wordbook to Find Related Terms

Using the Lexham Theological Wordbook to Find Related Terms

9m
Marriage in the Law

Marriage in the Law

4m
Marriage Certificates

Marriage Certificates

4m
Marriage in the New Testament

Marriage in the New Testament

2m
Marriage Today

Marriage Today

3m
Addition of Obedience

Addition of Obedience

4m
Biblical Marriage Is Different

Biblical Marriage Is Different

2m
Using a Proximity Search to Find Instances of God as Witness

Using a Proximity Search to Find Instances of God as Witness

13m

Divorce in the Old Testament

Breaking a Contract

Breaking a Contract

2m
Grounds for Divorce

Grounds for Divorce

4m
Examples of Divorce

Examples of Divorce

8m
God’s Divorce Certificate

God’s Divorce Certificate

7m
Grounds for God’s Divorce

Grounds for God’s Divorce

4m
God Forgives Judah’s Adultery

God Forgives Judah’s Adultery

4m

Divorce in Jesus’ Teaching

Divorce Should Never Happen

Divorce Should Never Happen

2m
Grounds for Divorce in the Old Testament

Grounds for Divorce in the Old Testament

1m
Divorce for Infertility

Divorce for Infertility

3m
Infertility in the New Testament

Infertility in the New Testament

1m
Comparing Jesus’ View on Divorce with First-Century Jewish Views

Comparing Jesus’ View on Divorce with First-Century Jewish Views

8m
Divorce for Unfaithfulness

Divorce for Unfaithfulness

2m
Jesus on Divorce for Adultery

Jesus on Divorce for Adultery

4m
Rabbinic Divorce for Any Cause, Part 1

Rabbinic Divorce for Any Cause, Part 1

6m
Rabbinic Divorce for Any Cause, Part 2

Rabbinic Divorce for Any Cause, Part 2

5m
Different Versions in Mark and Luke

Different Versions in Mark and Luke

7m
Jesus’ Silence on Divorce for Neglect

Jesus’ Silence on Divorce for Neglect

5m
Other Interpretations of Jesus’ Teaching

Other Interpretations of Jesus’ Teaching

4m

Divorce in Paul’s Teaching

Putting Jesus and Paul Together

Putting Jesus and Paul Together

4m
Divorce for Material Neglect

Divorce for Material Neglect

4m
Material Neglect in the New Testament

Material Neglect in the New Testament

2m
Divorce for Sexual Neglect

Divorce for Sexual Neglect

3m
Sexual Neglect in the New Testament

Sexual Neglect in the New Testament

3m
How Men and Women Divorced for Neglect

How Men and Women Divorced for Neglect

4m
Divorce for Neglect in the New Testament

Divorce for Neglect in the New Testament

5m
Roman Divorce by Separation in Paul

Roman Divorce by Separation in Paul

5m
Jesus and Paul’s Perspectives on Divorce

Jesus and Paul’s Perspectives on Divorce

2m

Remarriage

Remarriage in the Ancient Near East

Remarriage in the Ancient Near East

3m
Remarriage in the Old Testament

Remarriage in the Old Testament

3m
Remarriage for Priests

Remarriage for Priests

1m
The Divorce Certificate Allows Remarriage

The Divorce Certificate Allows Remarriage

2m
Paul Quotes the Remarriage Formula

Paul Quotes the Remarriage Formula

3m
Paul Allows Divorcées to Remarry

Paul Allows Divorcées to Remarry

2m
Studying 1 Corinthians 7:15 with a Custom Guide and Proximity Search

Studying 1 Corinthians 7:15 with a Custom Guide and Proximity Search

10m
Does Jesus Forbid Remarriage?

Does Jesus Forbid Remarriage?

4m
Does Paul Forbid Remarriage?

Does Paul Forbid Remarriage?

3m
Married till Death?

Married till Death?

6m
Remarriage in the New Testament World

Remarriage in the New Testament World

2m
Conclusions from Relative Silence

Conclusions from Relative Silence

2m

Intermarriage

Marriages of the Patriarchs

Marriages of the Patriarchs

5m
The Mixed Population of the Exodus

The Mixed Population of the Exodus

2m
Moses’ Wives

Moses’ Wives

4m
Using the Guides to Preach a Topically Based Sermon on Racism

Using the Guides to Preach a Topically Based Sermon on Racism

7m
Continuing Foreign Marriages

Continuing Foreign Marriages

3m
The Seven Nations

The Seven Nations

2m
After the Exile

After the Exile

2m
Divorcing Foreign Wives

Divorcing Foreign Wives

5m
The Jewish and Roman World

The Jewish and Roman World

3m
Paul’s Warnings

Paul’s Warnings

5m
Intermarriage: How Does This Apply Today?

Intermarriage: How Does This Apply Today?

9m

Polygamy

Polygamy in the Old Testament

Polygamy in the Old Testament

3m
Understanding Polygamy in the Bible with Biblical People Diagrams

Understanding Polygamy in the Bible with Biblical People Diagrams

8m
Marrying Prostitutes

Marrying Prostitutes

4m
Samson: A Possible Example

Samson: A Possible Example

3m
Polygamy in New Testament Times

Polygamy in New Testament Times

2m
Old Testament Monogamy According to Qumranic Judaism

Old Testament Monogamy According to Qumranic Judaism

5m
Old Testament Monogamy According to Diaspora Judaism

Old Testament Monogamy According to Diaspora Judaism

4m
Polygamy Criticized by Jesus

Polygamy Criticized by Jesus

4m
Problems with Widows in the New Testament

Problems with Widows in the New Testament

4m
Polygamy: How Does This Apply Today?

Polygamy: How Does This Apply Today?

4m

Abortion and Child Abuse

A Personal Note

A Personal Note

2m
Roman Child Abuse

Roman Child Abuse

3m
Researching Child Prostitution in the First-Century Roman World

Researching Child Prostitution in the First-Century Roman World

6m
The Warren Cup

The Warren Cup

2m
Jesus on Child Abuse

Jesus on Child Abuse

2m
Researching Millstones with Power Lookup and Media Searching

Researching Millstones with Power Lookup and Media Searching

6m
The Crime of Skandalizō

The Crime of Skandalizō

4m
Jewish Safeguards

Jewish Safeguards

2m
Roman Abortion and Infanticide

Roman Abortion and Infanticide

3m
Jews and Christians on Infanticide

Jews and Christians on Infanticide

3m
New Testament Summary on Ethics for Gentiles

New Testament Summary on Ethics for Gentiles

5m
Blood and Bloodshed?

Blood and Bloodshed?

5m
The Meaning of Pniktos: Snuffing Out

The Meaning of Pniktos: Snuffing Out

3m
A Note on Bible Translations

A Note on Bible Translations

3m
Applying Ancient Rules to Modern Life

Applying Ancient Rules to Modern Life

7m

Homosexuality

Introduction to Homosexuality

Introduction to Homosexuality

3m
Sodom and Gibeah

Sodom and Gibeah

5m
Ancient Near East Background

Ancient Near East Background

3m
Levitical Laws

Levitical Laws

5m
Greek and Roman Background

Greek and Roman Background

5m
Jewish Condemnation of Homosexuality

Jewish Condemnation of Homosexuality

4m
Paul on What Is Natural

Paul on What Is Natural

4m
Discovering Influences on Paul’s Theology of Sexuality in Romans

Discovering Influences on Paul’s Theology of Sexuality in Romans

6m
Paul’s Vice List

Paul’s Vice List

3m
What Is “Lying with a Male” (Arsenokoitēs)?

What Is “Lying with a Male” (Arsenokoitēs)?

3m
Modern Application

Modern Application

4m

Conclusion

Course Summary

Course Summary

2m