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« on: November 04, 2008, 06:07:04 PM »

In the movie The Nativity Story(2006), there is a scene where a man is unable to pay his taxes to Ceasar and so has his daughter taken by a Roman soldier to pay off his debt. I'm curious, when Jewish children were taken to pay a family's debts, were they ever used as prostitutes or did they just work as slaves and servants? When these children returned, were they accepted back into the Jewish community?
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 08:34:54 PM »

Basing your knowledge of history on what comes out of Hollywood? Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 09:00:52 PM »

Myrrh, I was slapped by a Jewish girl in middle school for using the term "temple prostitute."

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 11:28:16 PM »

Myrrh,

From what I understand, you had to be sold specifically as a concubine for any fooling around to take place.  There could, of course, be exceptions, but servant girls were by and large just that: servants, not harem members.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 12:46:41 AM »

Basing your knowledge of history on what comes out of Hollywood? Undecided

Ok, maybe I should have asked if Jewish children were taken to begin with... Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 12:49:19 AM »

Myrrh, I was slapped by a Jewish girl in middle school for using the term "temple prostitute."

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 01:26:44 AM »

Anybody have a sweater? Your sarcasm is chilly.

Something hit a nerve with me probably when I remembered getting slapped by my Jewish friend for the comment I made.  I apologize if I came across as chilly although the Roman Empire employed young boys as servants and more than servants, if you get my drift.  In 1st Century Judaea, the sexual purity of young girls was easier to maintain.

No, SolEX, I don't believe that.

How about any Michael Moore movie - are those movies an accurate portrayal of historical events?
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 04:00:05 AM »

If a girl was sold as a slave to a Roman couldn't he do what he wanted. She was after all his property or am I wrong here?
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