Incest or Premarital Sex in The Bible? You Choose.

Let us now look at the following verses about incestuous fantasies:

Song of Songs 8:1-3 If only you were to me like a brother, who was nursed at my mother’s breasts! Then, if I found you outside, I would kiss you, and no one would despise me.  I would lead you and bring you to my mother’s house— she who has taught me. I would give you spiced wine to drink [i.e., her vagina’s semen!], the nectar of my pomegranates. His left arm is under my head and his right arm embraces me.”

This was the NIV English translation.  Many other English translations say “….were a brother to me….” [1] [2] [3].  Others say “….were as a brother to me….” [1] [2] [3] [4] [5].

Aside from the fact that the girl is being very inappropriate but the most ironic thing of all is that the bible sings praises about her feelings, words and actions and is giving her the ok to do it and to “be herself”.

There are few important points to notice here:

1- She wished if the man was her brother or as her brother who was nursed from her mother’s breasts.  This means that she had to wish if he were her actual and biological brother, since in the Bible, people don’t become brothers and sisters through breast-feeding.

2- It is needless to say that if she actually had a brother, then she would lust after him, and the Bible is ok with that, since the whole book praises the sexual relationship between the girl and her lover.

3- They were not a husband and a wife, because:

  • Why would it be be wrong for the wife to kiss her husband, whether in open or in secret?
  • Why would a wife wish if her husband was her brother if she could have him anytime?
  • Why would a wife live with her mother and not with her husband in a separate home of theirs?
  • 4- Furthermore, we read in

  • Song of Songs 7:10-12
    10 I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me.
    11 Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages.
    12 Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom— there I will give you my love.
    (have sex in other words!)
  • Clearly, the relationship was between a girlfriend and a boyfriend, and not between a wife and a husband.  Otherwise, why would they need to sneak to the field to make sex when they have their home to be alone in?  And worst of all, the Bible is ok with all of this throughout this book!

    Who can good faith, with an open mind really say these are words of a God?

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