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Anon., Testament Of Reuben, 4.6

nanFor a pit unto the soul is the sin of fornication, separating it from God, and bringing it near to idols, because it deceiveth the mind and understanding, and leadeth young men into hades before their time.

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1. Hebrew Bible, Hosea, 4.12 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4.12. עַמִּי בְּעֵצוֹ יִשְׁאָל וּמַקְלוֹ יַגִּיד לוֹ כִּי רוּחַ זְנוּנִים הִתְעָה וַיִּזְנוּ מִתַּחַת אֱלֹהֵיהֶם׃ 4.12. My people ask counsel at their stock, And their staff declareth unto them; For the spirit of harlotry hath caused them to err, And they have gone astray from under their God."
2. Anon., Jubilees, 11.6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

11.6. and they began to capture cities, and to sell male and female slaves.
3. Anon., Testament of Benjamin, 8.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

8.3. For as the sun is not defiled by shining on dung and mire, but rather drieth up both and driveth away the evil smell; so also the pure mind, though encompassed by the defilements of earth, rather cleanseth (them) and is not itself defiled.
4. Anon., Testament of Gad, 6.2 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

6.2. For in the presence of my father I spake peaceably to Joseph; and when I had gone out, the spirit of hatred darkened my mind, and stirred up my soul to slay him.
5. Anon., Testament of Issachar, 4.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Anon., Testament of Levi, 9.10, 14.6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

14.6. And out of covetousness ye shall teach the commandments of the Lord, wedded women shall ye pollute, and the virgins of Jerusalem shall ye defile: and with harlots and adulteresses shall ye be joined, and the daughters of the Gentiles shall ye take to wife, purifying them with an unlawful purification; and your union shall be like unto Sodom and Gomorrah.
7. Anon., Testament of Naphtali, 2.6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.6. As a man's strength, so also is his work; and as his mind, so also is his skill; and as his purpose, so also is his achievement; and as his heart, so also is his mouth; as his eye, so also is his sleep; as his soul, so also is his word, either in the law of the Lord or in the works of Beliar.
8. Anon., Testament of Reuben, 2.7, 5.1-5.5 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.7. The sixth is the sense of taste, with which cometh the eating of meats and drinks; and by it strength is produced, for in food is the foundation of strength. 5.1. For evil are women, my children; and since they have no power or strength over man, they use wiles by outward attractions, that they may draw him to themselves. 5.2. And whom they cannot bewitch by outward attractions, him they overcome by craft. 5.3. For moreover, concerning them, the angel of the Lord told me, and taught me, that women are overcome by the spirit of fornication more than men, and in their heart they plot against men; and by means of their adornment they deceive first their minds, and by the glance of the eye instill the poison, and then through the accomplished act they take them captive. 5.4. For a woman cannot force a man openly, but by a harlot's bearing she beguiles him. Flee, therefore, fornication 5.5. my children, and command your wives and your daughters, that they adorn not their heads and faces to deceive the mind: because every woman who useth these wiles hath been reserved for eternal punishment.
9. Anon., Testament of Judah, 20.2 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 14.12 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

14.12. For the idea of making idols was the beginning of fornication,and the invention of them was the corruption of life
11. Anon., Sibylline Oracles, 3.36-3.45, 3.596-3.600, 4.25-4.26, 5.166-5.167 (1st cent. BCE - 5th cent. CE)

3.36. But vainly go astray and bow the knee 3.37. To serpents, and make offering to cats 3.38. And idols, and stone images of men 3.39. And sit before the doors of godless temples; 3.40. 40 Ye guard him who is God, who keeps all things 3.41. And merry with the wickedness of stone 3.42. Forget the judgment of the immortal Saviour 3.43. Who made the heaven and earth. Alas! a race 3.44. That has delight in blood, deceitful, vile 3.45. 45 Ungodly, of false, double-tongued, immoral men 3.596. Thracian Crobyzi shall rise up on Hæmus. 3.597. Chatter of teeth to the Campanians come 3.598. Because of wasting famine; Corsica 3.599. Weeps her old father, and Sardinia 3.600. 600 Shall by great storms of winter and the stroke 4.25. 25 For he himself by bringing them to pa 4.26. Will prove all things. But do thou in all things 5.166. Shall perish utterly. Bithynian 5.167. Shall over their own country, then reduced
12. Anon., Joseph And Aseneth, 7.1, 8.6-8.7

13. Septuagint, 4 Maccabees, 2.22, 3.17

2.22. but at the same time he enthroned the mind among the senses as a sacred governor over them all. 3.17. For the temperate mind can conquer the drives of the emotions and quench the flames of frenzied desires;

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
belial Garcia (2021) 168
body,in jewish sources Lieu (2004) 194
body-soul Garcia (2021) 168
body Lieu (2004) 194
collective humanity Garcia (2021) 168
corporeal Garcia (2021) 168
culture,versus nature Lieu (2004) 194
dichotomization Garcia (2021) 168
dualism Garcia (2021) 168
food laws Lieu (2004) 116
gender,in jewish views Lieu (2004) 194
gender Lieu (2004) 194
gentiles,definition of Lieu (2004) 194
idolatry Beyerle and Goff (2022) 263; Lieu (2004) 116
inner,person Garcia (2021) 168
knowledge Garcia (2021) 168
marriage Lieu (2004) 116
physical Garcia (2021) 168
pollution Lieu (2004) 116
purity Lieu (2004) 194
sexual immorality Lieu (2004) 194
soul Garcia (2021) 168
spirit,of holiness' Garcia (2021) 168
spirit Garcia (2021) 168
women,in jewish sources Lieu (2004) 194
women Lieu (2004) 194