Prostitution Is The Oldest Human Records That Presents With Many Discrepancies, And Despair

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The history of prostitution is one that presents with many discrepancies, and despair. However, as Christians, we know the bible speaks of prostitution and even mentions the story of Rahab a prostitute who was guilty of sexual sin. Deuteronomy 23:17-18 states, “None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute. You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God (ESV). This is only one of many verses that speak of prostitution. This may in fact be the reason that prostitution is considered one of the “oldest profession” to date. The oldest human records that are known to reference acts of prostitution occur around 4000 B.C. (Clarkson, 1939). During this period, selling sex was described as evil and the possible downfall of the social order within civilization. However, prostitution continued to gain acceptance and popularity throughout the world. Brothels or better known as “whore houses” were built that housed and employed women known as the “common woman.” These women were expected to offer themselves (sex acts) to strangers and travelers in a form of being hospitable (Clarkson, 1939). Sadly, during times of slavery the women slaves were forced to sell themselves for profit of their master. In some civilizations, the Monarch was found to be the vendor of

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