Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20443777 In the society of ancient Israel, it was not considered proper for a man and woman to have a platonic relationship. Men and women rarely spoke to each other in public. Since David's only relationships with women would have been sexual in nature, then he must be referring to sexual love here. It would not make sense in this verse to compare platonic love for a man with sexual love for a woman; they are two completely different phenomena. It would appear that David is referring to his sexual love for Jonathan Quoting: christian Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20443777
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 18:23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17418121
yep that means to live with not have sex with
2 Samuel 1:26
I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: Very pleasant hast thou been unto me: Thy love to me was wonderful, Passing the love of women.
There is NO SEX between these 2 great friends....None..
Read the entire story before you think that 2 Men that have great love for each other GOD and friendship is some Steamy Romance Novel..
If Men today knew how to love one another like Johnathan and David we would HAVE NO WARS, but we live in a Culture that is all about Sex Lust and Immorality...
No.. you are on the wrong road with this..
This is not about Sexual Love...Do you know the Apostles loved Jesus Christ more than there wives? they followed him everywhere...The LOVE of GOD fearing Men was nothing like the Love that Pagans had for one another that was shrouded in Lust and Sex...
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter
, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 8 The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[c] 9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread..
Jesus Reinstates Peter
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.