Mar 8, 2007

kaw-dashe' - catamite

1st Kings (aka 3rd Kings) Elias [Elijah] was sent by G_d/Yhwh to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, to announce to King Achaz that Yhwh would avenge his apostasy. Achaz built a temple to Ba’al for his Tyrean wife Jezabel, and doubtless offered sacrifice to this idol. But Achaz also brought back another ancient practice.

14 23. For they also built them altars, and statues, and groves, upon every high hill, and under every green tree: 24. There were also the effeminate [catamites] in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the people, whom the Lord had destroyed before the face of the children of Israel.

The newer translations may not use the note 'catamite', but the King James translates the same word as sodomite instead of effeminate.
Catamites/Sodomites: qadesh, (kaw-dashe') from 'qadash' (6942); a (quasi) sacred person, i.e. (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry:-- sodomite, unclean.

This really should be understood as King Achaz brought back homosexual Temple Prostitutes along with idolatry to Ba'al.


JayG said...

"Some [Anglicans] argue that [homosexual acts] are sinful; others that they are sacramental. This is an unbridgeable gap and it appears impossible for Canterbury to straddle it, try as they might."

Fr. Raymond de Souza commenting on the break up of the Anglican Communion due to the Episcopalians ordaining a non-celibate gay Bishop and blessing same-sex unions.

JayG said...

Rev. Dr. Jerry has been preaching under the David Parker comments, but I thought we might move the thread to here, as there is more room. Rev. Dr. Jerry is an ordained priest in the Congregational Catholic Church, which I had never heard of, though they claim Apostolic succession through the Olde Catholic Church.

The Congregational Catholic Church basically sounds like disorganized Episcopalians, and the Olde Catholic Church were basically Protestants who would not admit to it.