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Offline Myrrh23

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The Nativity Story Movie
« 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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Re: The Nativity Story Movie
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 08:34:54 PM »
Basing your knowledge of history on what comes out of Hollywood? :-\
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Re: The Nativity Story Movie
« 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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Re: The Nativity Story Movie
« 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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Re: The Nativity Story Movie
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 12:46:41 AM »
Basing your knowledge of history on what comes out of Hollywood? :-\

Ok, maybe I should have asked if Jewish children were taken to begin with... :D
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Re: The Nativity Story Movie
« 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."

Do you believe that the White House was vaporized in Independence Day?   ::) 

Anybody have a sweater? Your sarcasm is chilly.

No, SolEX, I don't believe that.
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Re: The Nativity Story Movie
« 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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Re: The Nativity Story Movie
« 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?