Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Leviticus Chapter 19: 3 Thou shall revere your mother and father.

Catching up to the point of the bible reading read in Synagogue which this week we are finishing up Leviticus. But anyway this is interesting. It puts mother before father and I am thinking that this because in terms of revering you may revere your father more then your mother which is why it put mother first in this case. While when it talks about honoring it puts the father first which I guess then some would want to honor their mother more then their father.  It also starts with the hebrew word Ish which is the word for man which in this case is obviously the term man in generic terms and therefore just the word Ish does not automatically mean it is discussing a male I think.

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