How Do You Study Sexuality in the Bible?

I just completed an interesting study on Sexuality in the Bible. It was fascinating to look at how God’s design and purpose for sex became corrupted and perverted so quickly. Here is a list of the corruptions from the webinar “How to Study Sexuality in the Bible: From Purpose to Perversion”. This list is not intended to be comprehensive but identifies the first mentioning of a particular topic.

CREATION
1. Marriage: Man and Woman | Ge 2:23-25
2. The Fall | Genesis 3
3. Incest Permitted | Genesis 4:16
4. Bigamy | Genesis 4:19 (Polygamy implied)
5. Angel-Human Relations | Genesis 6:4, 2 Peter 2:4-5, Jude 1:6
6. Corrupted Man | Genesis 6:5, 11-12
NOTE: We can presume all perversions in full action before the flood

FLOOD
7. Ham and Noah’s Nakedness | Genesis 9:22-29
8. Polygamy / Harem – Pharaoh’s House and Sarai | Genesis 12:15ff
9. Surrogates – Sarai and Hagar | Genesis 16:1-16
10. Homosexuality (Did not know they were angels) | Genesis 18:20, Genesis 19:4-6
11.  Rape – Lot’s Daughters Offered / Actual Rape (Shechem and Dinah) | Genesis 19:8, Genesis 34:2, Judges 19
12. Incest – Lot’s Daughter | Genesis 19:30-38
13. Concubines (Nahor’s – Abraham’s Brother) | Genesis 22:24
14. Seminal Emission | Leviticus 15:16-19
15. Harlot / Prostitution – (Judah) | Genesis 38:15ff
16. Adultery (Not committed, but offered to Joseph)| Genesis 39:7-9, Leviticus 18:20
17. Uncovering Nakedness of Relatives | Various Levitical passages (See Bible Knowledge Commentary Leviticus 18:6-18, Leviticus 20:10-21
18. Menstrual Impurity | Leviticus 18:19, Leviticus 15:19–24, Leviticus 20:18
19. Child Prostitution (implied in context) | Leviticus 18:21
20. Homosexuality | Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Genesis 19:5, Judges 19:22, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Jude 1:6-8
21. Male Prostitution – 1 Kings 14:24
22. Bestiality | Exodus 22:19, Leviticus 18:22-23, Leviticus 20:15-16
23. Transvestism | Deuteronomy 22:5  (Abomination)
24. Emasculation | Deuteronomy 23:1
25. Sexual immorality / Fornication | 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Acts 15:22
26. Effeminate | 1 Corinthians 6:9
27. Sexual Promiscuity | Romans 13:13
28. Sensuality | Romans 13:13
NOTE: Source of the Problem: Lust of the Eyes, Lust of the Flesh, and Pride of Life | 1 John 2:16

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