The Sexual Use of Slaves: A Response to Kyle Harper on Jewish and Christian Porneia

@article{Glancy2015TheSU,
  title={The Sexual Use of Slaves: A Response to Kyle Harper on Jewish and Christian Porneia},
  author={Jennifer A. Glancy},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  year={2015},
  volume={134},
  pages={215 - 229}
}
  • Jennifer A. Glancy
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Biblical Literature
  • Kyle Harper has argued that by the first century CE, porneia “was the chief vice in a [Jewish] system of sexual morality rooted in conjugal sexuality. For Hellenistic Jews, in a culture where sex with dishonored women, especially prostitutes and slaves, was legal and expected, the term condensed the cultural differences between the observers of the Torah and Gentile depravity” (“Porneia: The Making of a Christian Sexual Norm,” JBL 131 [2012]: 374). Harper argues that for Paul, as for other… CONTINUE READING