Dick Fischer wrote: "Bible scholars have wondered at this prophetic
judgment directed at Noah’s grandson weighed against the apparent
insignificance of the offense. Why was Noah angered at his son seeing
him naked and telling his brothers? "
According to the book, THE BIBLE AND HOMOSEXUAL PRACTICE, by Robert
Gagnon, 2001, who appears to be a responsible scholar, the text uses
oblique language to refer to what was almost certainly a case of the son
raping Noah. Gagnon makes many references to the surrounding cultures and
how they viewed male-male sexual contacts.
Gagnon comes out with a different position on the gay issue than I do --
but his arguments are both interesting and need to be dealt with. In the
case above, I am personally persuaded he has made an excellent argument
for his analysis.
John Burgeson (Burgy)
(science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
humor, cars, God's intervention into natural causation, etc.)
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