Som man och kvinna skapade han dem. Om homoerotik i Helighetslagen och Gen 1-2

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Lunds universitet/Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap

Sammanfattning: In this essay I seek to investigate what the laws of Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 are prohibiting and why. I also aim to explain in what way these laws are relevant to the present meaning of homosexuality. Since these laws often are interpreted with explanations such as violation of the creation order, I also exam in what way the Levitical prohibitions might be based on Genesis 1-2. Being a part of the Holiness Code (H), Lev 18:22 and 20:13 are likely to be based on a worldview in common with the Priestley writer. My conclusion of the connection between H and P, is that these sources could be based on the same idea of cleanness and order. This order, containing a necessary separation between male and female values, makes a probable explanation of the same sex sexual-prohibitions, although not explicit expressed in Gen 1. Given this interpretation of a mix-up of the sexes, I find it necessary to also pay attention to our idea of sex and gender, to understand the laws in our context. Since the H writer’s view of sex versus gender in many ways is different from ours, my conclusion is: since our idea of sex identification is not dependent on a person’s sexual orientation, no mix-up is being caused by the acts described in Lev 18:22 and 20:13.

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