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Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 7.6-7.23


nanAnd, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.


הֹמִיָּה הִיא וְסֹרָרֶת בְּבֵיתָהּ לֹא־יִשְׁכְּנוּ רַגְלֶיהָ׃She is riotous and rebellious, Her feet abide not in her house;


פַּעַם בַּחוּץ פַּעַם בָּרְחֹבוֹת וְאֵצֶל כָּל־פִּנָּה תֶאֱרֹב׃Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.


וְהֶחֱזִיקָה בּוֹ וְנָשְׁקָה־לּוֹ הֵעֵזָה פָנֶיהָ וַתֹּאמַר לוֹ׃So she caught him, and kissed him, And with an impudent face she said unto him:


זִבְחֵי שְׁלָמִים עָלָי הַיּוֹם שִׁלַּמְתִּי נְדָרָי׃’Sacrifices of peace-offerings were due from me; This day have I paid my vows.


עַל־כֵּן יָצָאתִי לִקְרָאתֶךָ לְשַׁחֵר פָּנֶיךָ וָאֶמְצָאֶךָּ׃Therefore came I forth to meet thee, To seek thy face, and I have found thee.


מַרְבַדִּים רָבַדְתִּי עַרְשִׂי חֲטֻבוֹת אֵטוּן מִצְרָיִם׃I have decked my couch with coverlets, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.


נַפְתִּי מִשְׁכָּבִי מֹר אֲהָלִים וְקִנָּמוֹן׃I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.


לְכָה נִרְוֶה דֹדִים עַד־הַבֹּקֶר נִתְעַלְּסָה בָּאֳהָבִים׃Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves.


כִּי אֵין הָאִישׁ בְּבֵיתוֹ הָלַךְ בְּדֶרֶךְ מֵרָחוֹק׃For my husband is not at home, He is gone a long journey;


nanHe hath taken the bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon.’


הִטַּתּוּ בְּרֹב לִקְחָהּ בְּחֵלֶק שְׂפָתֶיהָ תַּדִּיחֶנּוּ׃With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield, With the blandishment of her lips she enticeth him away.


הוֹלֵךְ אַחֲרֶיהָ פִּתְאֹם כְּשׁוֹר אֶל־טָבַח יָבוֹא וּכְעֶכֶס אֶל־מוּסַר אֱוִיל׃He goeth after her straightway, As an ox that goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;


עַד יְפַלַּח חֵץ כְּבֵדוֹ כְּמַהֵר צִפּוֹר אֶל־פָּח וְלֹא־יָדַע כִּי־בְנַפְשׁוֹ הוּא׃Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteneth to the snare— And knoweth not that it is at the cost of his life.


כִּי בְּחַלּוֹן בֵּיתִי בְּעַד אֶשְׁנַבִּי נִשְׁקָפְתִּי׃For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice;


וָאֵרֶא בַפְּתָאיִם אָבִינָה בַבָּנִים נַעַר חֲסַר־לֵב׃And I beheld among the thoughtless ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding


עֹבֵר בַּשּׁוּק אֵצֶל פִּנָּהּ וְדֶרֶךְ בֵּיתָהּ יִצְעָד׃Passing through the street near her corner, And he went the way to her house;


בְּנֶשֶׁף־בְּעֶרֶב יוֹם בְּאִישׁוֹן לַיְלָה וַאֲפֵלָה׃In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the blackness of night and the darkness.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Song of Songs, 4.12, 4.15 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4.12. גַּן נָעוּל אֲחֹתִי כַלָּה גַּל נָעוּל מַעְיָן חָתוּם׃ 4.15. מַעְיַן גַּנִּים בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים וְנֹזְלִים מִן־לְבָנוֹן׃ 4.12. A garden shut up is my sister, my bride; A spring shut up, a fountain sealed. 4.15. Thou art a fountain of gardens, A well of living waters, And flowing streams from Lebanon.
2. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 22.22 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

22.22. כִּי־יִמָּצֵא אִישׁ שֹׁכֵב עִם־אִשָּׁה בְעֻלַת־בַּעַל וּמֵתוּ גַּם־שְׁנֵיהֶם הָאִישׁ הַשֹּׁכֵב עִם־הָאִשָּׁה וְהָאִשָּׁה וּבִעַרְתָּ הָרָע מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל׃ 22.22. If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so shalt thou put away the evil from Israel."
3. Hebrew Bible, Hosea, 6.2 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

6.2. יְחַיֵּנוּ מִיֹּמָיִם בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי יְקִמֵנוּ וְנִחְיֶה לְפָנָיו׃ 6.2. After two days will He revive us, On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His presence."
4. Hebrew Bible, Job, 11.6-11.7, 27.1, 29.1 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

11.7. הַחֵקֶר אֱלוֹהַ תִּמְצָא אִם עַד־תַּכְלִית שַׁדַּי תִּמְצָא׃ 27.1. אִם־עַל־שַׁדַּי יִתְעַנָּג יִקְרָא אֱלוֹהַּ בְּכָל־עֵת׃ 27.1. וַיֹּסֶף אִיּוֹב שְׂאֵת מְשָׁלוֹ וַיֹּאמַר׃ 29.1. וַיֹּסֶף אִיּוֹב שְׂאֵת מְשָׁלוֹ וַיֹּאמַר׃ 29.1. קוֹל־נְגִידִים נֶחְבָּאוּ וּלְשׁוֹנָם לְחִכָּם דָּבֵקָה׃ 11.7. Canst thou find out the deep things of God? Canst thou attain unto the purpose of the Almighty?" 27.1. And Job again took up his parable, and said:" 29.1. And Job again took up his parable, and said:"
5. Hebrew Bible, Micah, 5.4-5.5 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

5.4. וְהָיָה זֶה שָׁלוֹם אַשּׁוּר כִּי־יָבוֹא בְאַרְצֵנוּ וְכִי יִדְרֹךְ בְּאַרְמְנֹתֵינוּ וַהֲקֵמֹנוּ עָלָיו שִׁבְעָה רֹעִים וּשְׁמֹנָה נְסִיכֵי אָדָם׃ 5.5. וְרָעוּ אֶת־אֶרֶץ אַשּׁוּר בַּחֶרֶב וְאֶת־אֶרֶץ נִמְרֹד בִּפְתָחֶיהָ וְהִצִּיל מֵאַשּׁוּר כִּי־יָבוֹא בְאַרְצֵנוּ וְכִי יִדְרֹךְ בִּגְבוּלֵנוּ׃ 5.4. And this shall be peace: When the Assyrian shall come into our land, And when he shall tread in our palaces, Then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, And eight princes among men." 5.5. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, And the land of Nimrod with the keen-edged sword; And he shall deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, And when he treadeth within our border."
6. Hebrew Bible, Numbers, 23.7 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

23.7. וַיִּשָּׂא מְשָׁלוֹ וַיֹּאמַר מִן־אֲרָם יַנְחֵנִי בָלָק מֶלֶךְ־מוֹאָב מֵהַרְרֵי־קֶדֶם לְכָה אָרָה־לִּי יַעֲקֹב וּלְכָה זֹעֲמָה יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ 23.7. And he took up his parable, and said: From Aram Balak bringeth me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East: ‘Come, curse me Jacob, And come, execrate Israel.’"
7. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 1, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19, 1.21, 1.22, 1.23, 1.24, 1.25, 1.26, 1.27, 1.28, 1.29, 1.30, 2, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19, 3, 3.21, 3.22, 3.23, 3.24, 3.25, 4, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.20, 4.21, 4.22, 4.23, 4.24, 4.25, 4.26, 4.27, 5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13, 5.14, 5.15, 5.16, 5.17, 5.18, 5.19, 5.20, 5.21, 5.22, 5.23, 6, 6.16, 6.17, 6.18, 6.19, 6.20, 6.21, 6.22, 6.23, 6.24, 6.25, 6.26, 6.27, 6.28, 6.29, 6.30, 6.31, 6.32, 6.33, 6.34, 6.35, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 7.14, 7.15, 7.16, 7.17, 7.18, 7.19, 7.20, 7.21, 7.22, 7.23, 7.24, 7.25, 7.26, 7.27, 8.17, 9, 9.4, 9.12, 9.13, 9.14, 9.15, 9.16, 9.17, 9.18, 10.1-22.16, 22.17-24.22, 24.23, 24.24, 24.25, 24.28, 24.30, 24.31, 24.33, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.6, 30.11, 30.14, 30.15, 30.16, 30.18, 30.19, 30.21, 30.22, 30.23, 30.24, 30.25, 30.26, 30.27, 30.28, 30.29, 30.30, 30.31 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

8. Hebrew Bible, Amos, 2, 1 (8th cent. BCE - 6th cent. BCE)

9. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 14.4 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

14.4. וְנָשָׂאתָ הַמָּשָׁל הַזֶּה עַל־מֶלֶךְ בָּבֶל וְאָמָרְתָּ אֵיךְ שָׁבַת נֹגֵשׂ שָׁבְתָה מַדְהֵבָה׃ 14.4. that thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say: How hath the oppressor ceased! The exactress of gold ceased!"
10. Hebrew Bible, Joshua, 24.9 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

24.9. וַיָּקָם בָּלָק בֶּן־צִפּוֹר מֶלֶךְ מוֹאָב וַיִּלָּחֶם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל וַיִּשְׁלַח וַיִּקְרָא לְבִלְעָם בֶּן־בְּעוֹר לְקַלֵּל אֶתְכֶם׃ 24.9. Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel; and he sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you."
11. Hebrew Bible, Ezekiel, 16.33-16.35, 17.2 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

16.33. לְכָל־זֹנוֹת יִתְּנוּ־נֵדֶה וְאַתְּ נָתַתְּ אֶת־נְדָנַיִךְ לְכָל־מְאַהֲבַיִךְ וַתִּשְׁחֳדִי אוֹתָם לָבוֹא אֵלַיִךְ מִסָּבִיב בְּתַזְנוּתָיִךְ׃ 16.34. וַיְהִי־בָךְ הֵפֶךְ מִן־הַנָּשִׁים בְּתַזְנוּתַיִךְ וְאַחֲרַיִךְ לֹא זוּנָּה וּבְתִתֵּךְ אֶתְנָן וְאֶתְנַן לֹא נִתַּן־לָךְ וַתְּהִי לְהֶפֶךְ׃ 16.35. לָכֵן זוֹנָה שִׁמְעִי דְּבַר־יְהוָה׃ 17.2. וּפָרַשְׂתִּי עָלָיו רִשְׁתִּי וְנִתְפַּשׂ בִּמְצוּדָתִי וַהֲבִיאוֹתִיהוּ בָבֶלָה וְנִשְׁפַּטְתִּי אִתּוֹ שָׁם מַעֲלוֹ אֲשֶׁר מָעַל־בִּי׃ 17.2. בֶּן־אָדָם חוּד חִידָה וּמְשֹׁל מָשָׁל אֶל־בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ 16.33. to all harlots gifts are given; but thou hast given thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hast bribed them to come unto thee from every side in thy harlotries." 16.34. And the contrary is in thee from other women, in that thou didst solicit to harlotry, and wast not solicited; and in that thou givest hire, and no hire is given unto thee, thus thou art contrary." 16.35. Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD!" 17.2. ’Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel,"
12. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 6.4, 6.17-6.18, 6.22, 9.9-9.10, 9.18 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6.4. Because as servants of his kingdom you did not rule rightly,nor keep the law,nor walk according to the purpose of God 6.17. The beginning of wisdom is the most sincere desire for instruction,and concern for instruction is love of her 6.18. and love of her is the keeping of her laws,and giving heed to her laws is assurance of immortality 6.22. I will tell you what wisdom is and how she came to be,and I will hide no secrets from you,but I will trace her course from the beginning of creation,and make knowledge of her clear,and I will not pass by the truth; 9.9. With thee is wisdom, who knows thy works and was present when thou didst make the world,and who understand what is pleasing in thy sight and what is right according to thy commandments. 9.10. Send her forth from the holy heavens,and from the throne of thy glory send her,that she may be with me and toil,and that I may learn what is pleasing to thee. 9.18. And thus the paths of those on earth were set right,and men were taught what pleases thee,and were saved by wisdom.
13. Mishnah, Ketuvot, 7.6 (1st cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.6. These leave [their marriage] without their ketubah: A wife who transgresses the law of Moses or Jewish law. And what is the law of Moses? Feeding her husband with untithed food, having intercourse with him while in the period of her menstruation, not separating dough offering, or making vows and not fulfilling them. And what is Jewish practice? Going out with her head uncovered, spinning wool in the marketplace or conversing with every man. Abba Shaul says: also one who curses her husband’s parents in his presence. Rabbi Tarfon says: also one who has a loud voice. And who is regarded as one who has a loud voice? A woman whose voice can be heard by her neighbors when she speaks inside her house."
14. New Testament, 2 Peter, 2.17-2.22 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.17. These are wells without water, clouds driven by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever. 2.18. For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error; 2.19. promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for by whom a man is overcome, by the same is he also brought into bondage. 2.20. For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the last state has become worse with them than the first. 2.21. For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. 2.22. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, "The dog turns to his own vomit again," and "the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire.
15. New Testament, Romans, 2.14, 2.26 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.14. (for when Gentiles who don't have the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having the law, are a law to themselves 2.26. If therefore the uncircumcised keep the ordices of the law, won't his uncircumcision be accounted as circumcision?
16. New Testament, John, 6.35, 14.6 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6.35. Jesus said to them. "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will not be hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 14.6. Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.
17. Tosefta, Ketuvot, 7.6 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7.6. All of these women that transgressed custom need [a formal, legal] warning [in order to] go out without the ketubah. If they were not warned, he sends her out and pays her ketubah—and they don't need to [this about] say 200 for a virgin or 100 for a non-virgin [that of course if she leaves without her ketubah she doesn't get this money], but even more than this, even if her ketubah is 100 maneh, she can lose it all and receive only the rags that she can find in front of her."
18. Tosefta, Sotah, 5.9 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

19. Clement of Alexandria, Christ The Educator, 2.1.4.4 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

20. Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies, (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

21. Anon., Sifre Zuta Deuteronomy, 346



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adornment Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
adultery Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
alexander the great Gera, Judith (2014) 389
allegory Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 48
amnon Gera, Judith (2014) 389
antiochus iv epiphanes Gera, Judith (2014) 389
aphrodite Nissinen and Uro, Sacred Marriages: The Divine-Human Sexual Metaphor from Sumer to Early Christianity (2008) 279
augustus Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 199
bagoas Gera, Judith (2014) 389
beheadings and decapitations Gera, Judith (2014) 389
bible (hebrew bible and/or new testament) Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
breasts Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
clement of alexandria, relationship between sects and philosophy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 278, 279, 280
cosmetics Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
delilah Gera, Judith (2014) 389
education, pedagogy Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
eglon Gera, Judith (2014) 389
ehud Gera, Judith (2014) 389
epicureanism, as school or sect Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 278
esther, in mt Gera, Judith (2014) 389
ethical education, in book of proverbs Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
ethical education, judaism Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
figures (literary) Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 48
hair covering Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
hairesis Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 278, 279, 280
haman Gera, Judith (2014) 389
harlot Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 199
heresy, exclusion of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 280
holophernes, death and decapitation Gera, Judith (2014) 389
holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 389
instruction genre, egyptian Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 48
irenaeus Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 279, 280
jael, and judith Gera, Judith (2014) 389
jael, of judges Gera, Judith (2014) 389
jesus, laws of moses related to Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 174
joseph Gera, Judith (2014) 389
judaism Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
law, the, in clement Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 278, 279, 280
laws, jesus related to Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 174
lex julia Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 199
lot, daughers of Gera, Judith (2014) 389
lot Gera, Judith (2014) 389
manasseh, judiths husband, and holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 389
manner of jewish women Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
marriage, human Nissinen and Uro, Sacred Marriages: The Divine-Human Sexual Metaphor from Sumer to Early Christianity (2008) 279
paganism, heresy assimilated to Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 279, 280
personified wisdom, woman (compared to wisdom folly) as Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 174
philosophy, distinguished from sects Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 278, 279, 280
positive relationship to christianity Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 278
potiphars wife Gera, Judith (2014) 389
promiscuity Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
prophets, jewish, educational methods in Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
prophets, jewish, figures in Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 48
prophets, jewish, instruction genre in Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34
prophets, jewish, proverb genre in Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34
prophets, jewish, proverbs, book of Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
prostitute, prostitution Nissinen and Uro, Sacred Marriages: The Divine-Human Sexual Metaphor from Sumer to Early Christianity (2008) 279; Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
rape Gera, Judith (2014) 389
rooms, inner/ closed Gera, Judith (2014) 389
samson Gera, Judith (2014) 389
semiotics Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
sexual encounters Gera, Judith (2014) 389
sisera, of judges Gera, Judith (2014) 389
tamar, amnons sister Gera, Judith (2014) 389
tents, holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 389
tents Gera, Judith (2014) 389
tertullian Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
torah Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
wisdom, wisdom literature, educational method' Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34
wisdom, wisdom literature, educational method Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 48
wisdom, wisdom literature Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 34, 48
wisdom. ḥokhmah, personified (as compared to woman folly) Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 174
women, roman Rosen-Zvi, The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash (2012) 80
yahweh Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 174
νόθος Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 278
συναγωγή Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 280
ἐπιρραπίζειν Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 279