Levticus 18:22
2 ב
שאת-זכר לא תשכב משכבי אשה תִעבה הוא
Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is a detestable thing.
3 ג

Suggested Discussion Questions:

How do you respond to this troubling text?

Some scholars believe this text only refers to male rape, others believe it refers to all male sexual intercourse, even between loving partners. How do these two reads impact your understanding of this verse?

The word "detestable thing" is used to refer to a number of other things in Leviticus, including eating shell fish. How do you understand this word? How does that impact your understanding of the verse?

4 ד
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)