I will however argue with you. :) It is clearly laid out in the Book of Joshua that this was a punishment not an honor of any sort.
If you have not read the story I suggest that you do. It is very good with some nice twists.
To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Have read ALL the stories ~ and you are accepting the standard rabbinical commentaries that've been appended to this one as constituting part of the original story.
That happens all through the Bible. Obviously members of the superior caste think of being part of a lower caste as being "a punishment". That doesn't mean it's a punishment.
Frankly, it's inconceivable that the Hebrews or Jews would operate a caste system differently than everyone else in the world.
posted on 02/24/2009 7:56:31 PM PST
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