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"Woman" or "WIFE" and Yeshua's teaching on adultery
How could Yeshua say that anyone who looks at a WOMAN lustfully has committed adultery with her in his heart? Where is the Torah basis for this, UNLESS the woman is another man's wife?

Rabbi Adam Bernay of "Why Believers in Jesus should Keep the Torah" (see link at bottom) suggests that Yeshua's teaching on looking lustfully at a "woman" is more than likely really looking at another man's "WIFE", since Torah says nothing of a man committing adultery unless it involves a married woman. Of course, Yeshua is establishing fences for adultery, but isn't it impossible for a man to commit adultery outside of another man's "wife"?

On pg. 57-59 of Rabbi Bernay's book he references the NAS Greek and Hebrew Lexicons which yield the following possibilities for "woman," "wife," "female": Greek word "gune 1:776,134" and Hebrew word "ishshah" TWOT - 137a"

I'm hoping that someone here might be able to tell me if the Aramaic word originally used could translate as "wife" instead of "woman," thereby validating Yeshua's teaching with the Torah.

Rabbi Bernay's book is available for online viewing. See pg. 57-59
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"Woman" or "WIFE" and Yeshua's teaching on adultery - by Thomas - 08-18-2011, 07:57 AM

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