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Chris's Ezra Chapter 2 comment on 1/05/2021, 4:24am...

Deuteronomy 22:5: "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God."

In those early days, the garments of men & women were very similar, & not distinct as they are now. So in the aspects of style, cut & embroidery work, these would give them some distinction between the genders & general acceptability. Today, fashions are also clearly defined & acceptable even if it means that pants/jeans may be worn by women: so I don't see that this is what the verse refers to here.

It seems more likely that the Israelites are being forewarned as they come into heathen lands that this type of behaviour, unknown to the Israelites, were common among the heathen, particularly in their temple worship to their gods & goddesses. And later on, when transvestism became more common place among the heathen, even among the Romans (known for their debauchery), this warning became more applicable that God's people should never resemble the heathen in such practises & maintain a proper, relevant dress code. So I understand this warning in Deuteronomy does not apply to what is normal, acceptable, decent styles of clothing, but to those who pursue the wearing of such apparel of the opposite sex because of their depraved minds & sinful hearts.

 


Bruce's Ezra Chapter 2 comment on 4/14/2017, 5:57am...

Donna:Six hundred and sixty six is the number of people that came out total:42,360 that's a big congregation! Plus 7337 Servants./ Adonikam:in Hebrew: Lord of rising, It has nothing to do the antichrist. 13 is just a number. Paul was number 13 of the Apostles. 666 is a number of incompleteness looked at as Darkness,Evil,very sinful. Nehemiah 7:18 667 People that came out.

 


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