First Venereal Disease in the Bible?


Posted on May 20th, by Ryan in Revelation 2:18-29. No Comments

I’m reading the text in the NT Wright, Revelation for Everybody, and I thought about God threatening to throw this Jezebel character onto a bed for fornication. I don’t intend to question the Lord, but that doesn’t seem like it’s doing much about the problem.

I don’t know what translation Hon. Wright it using but I found some consolation in other translations:

NIV says “bed of suffering”;
NASB says “bed of sickness”; and
ISV says “strike her with illness.”

I get the feeling that a bit of irony was intended.

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