This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
wow, i never even knew this!!
THANKS EVERY BIBLE CLASS I’VE EVER TAKEN FOR THE PAST 13 YEARS.
Three cheers for proper historical context ^_^
And thats why taking a theology class was a wise choice…why does no one believe me when i tell them this! -_-
I gave her a box, in it, it had a ring pop, a cute little home made (i’m crafty) body lotion bar, and a chapstick that had a sticker that said “Hannah’s getting married and I’m her maid of honor, bitch!”
On the top of the box it said “will you be my maid of honor”
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so happy.
Sorry not sorry.
The men of tumblr unite. Because this is more than fighting the patriarchy, this is fighting for the voice of the people.
THE FUCK DID YOU SAY THE PATRIARCHY WAS UP TO?
I’M ON MY WAY.
Who is this how did you get this numb—THE PATRIARCHY IS DOING WHTA
SAVE SOME PATRIARCH BLOOD FOR US
3:01PM SYDNEY TIME
AW HELL NO
I’M COMIN YOU MOTHERFUCKERS I DON’T EVEN CARE IF THEY DON’T LET ME ON A PLANE
Meanwhile in England……..
"Jolly great bit of Tea"
"THE PATRIARCHY DOING WHAT!?!!?!?!"
"Those Bloody Wankers!!!!!!"
"It Looks Like Tea Time Is Going To Have To Wait"
"It’s A Jolly Good Thing I kept My Old Equipment…."
"All Right Old Chaps, Im On My Way!!!"
I just reblogged this, but IT GOT BETTER.
Ladies and gentlemen, the British.
And people say the internet is a waste of time.
So… every once in a while i get a TV scenario stuck in my head, like what if some new character got introduced into teen wolf or supernatural or the vampire diaries (please excuse my teenage girl heart throbs i can’t help it!). As i was saying so what if right? well i had the urge to just write it down and i did and now i want to continue writing it (yes people fanfiction i get it im an adult but seriously!) anyways i was going to continue one but then i realized….its in my old laptop…at home…with my mom….