S2E7 - Holy Sex Work
A woman named Tamar shows us that sex work can be ordained by God.
We take a brief interlude in the story of Joseph for some interpersonal drama between Joseph's brother Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar. When Judah tries to screw the young woman over (pun sort of intended), Tamar takes matters into her own hands by disguising herself as a sex worker and offering him her services. We'll see if Judah shows any of what we moderns would call "character growth" in this upliftingly liberatory Bible story, and discuss ancient words for and conceptions of sex workers and how they might differ from ours today.
This is a lesser-known tale from Genesis (no surprise there), but it's one of J's favorites, and they are thrilled to geek out out about it. We also discuss a controversial root vegetable.
Next episode out Dec 28th (2nd & 4th Wednesdays).
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