WAS THE WOMAN AT THE WELL THE TOWN WHORE? #TOLD

WAS THE WOMAN AT THE WELL THE TOWN WHORE?
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TRUTH OVER LIES DAILY

Q: Every time I’ve heard the story of The Samaritan Woman at the Well preached, it has always portrayed the woman as an adulterer or engaged in fornication. I would like to hear what you have studied/learned about this.

A: I’ve read that her husbands were dying. She might have been someone who was marrying brothers after each one died according to the custom of the Jews (especially if the first brother didn’t have a son). And she was in waiting to marry the next brother. See Mark 12:18-23. Also in Hebrew based cultures, if your husband dies, you prefer to remarry so that your children can have a father.

She might have been going thru prophetic suffering, which is why men listened to her when she told them about Jesus. If she was the town prostitute, she would not have been so concerned about worship and the Messiah. (See John 4:20, 25, 29)

Also, you notice that Jesus never told her to repent. He treated her like she was an evangelistic “man of peace”, a point person for bringing the gospel to a new city (Luke 10:5,6). Apostles were instructed to first find a person of peace when they were bringing the gospel to a new area. Other examples of this are Cornelius in Acts 10, and Lydia in Acts 16.

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