Go Advanced Search

  Get this audio book:

Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: David Lamb
This Narrator: Mark Smeby
This Publisher: Zondervan

Prostitutes and Polygamists by David Lamb

Prostitutes and Polygamists

A Look at Love, Old Testament Style

by David Lamb

Video About This Audio Book

Product Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
5 Hrs.38 Min.
Share This


Jacob and Solomon were polygamists. Tamar and Rahab were prostitutes. What are polygamists and prostitutes doing on the pages of holy scripture? And God told the prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute. What about Cain - did he really marry his sister? Abraham did, and he was also a polygamist. Lot offered his daughters up for rape, David committed adultery (or rape?), and the Bible calls both men righteous. Love, Old Testament style, was bizarre.

As readers of the Old Testament encounter these weird, confusing, and horrific ''love'' stories, they ask, ''What's up with sex in the Old Testament?'' The Church often ignores the R-rated bits of the Bible, so it's hard for people to find answers to their disturbing questions about sex in scripture, which can lead people to give up on God and God's word.

However, these stories were included in the Bible for a reason: to reveal an even more shocking ''love'' story. When humans behave badly, God behaves graciously. God not only forgives people with sexual baggage but also redeems their lives and includes them in his mission. God's word records their story to benefit us. Just as sex was not often ideal in the Old Testament, it's often not ideal today. Instead of ignoring these stories, Prostitutes and Polygamists engages, discusses, and learns from them.

People Who Liked Prostitutes and Polygamists Also Liked These Free Titles:
  Renewal Ministries Podcast
by Ann Shields

  5 Leadership Questions Podcast
by Barnabas Piper

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: September 2015
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: P103604
Available On