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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6240 rape
6240 rape

6240 rape

The sexual violation of an individual (normally, though not necessarily, female). This is a deeply traumatic and degrading experience for the victim and is an evil that Scripture condemns.

Lust is the motivation for rape

2Sa 13:1-15

Women and rape

Women are particularly vulnerable to male assault 2Sa 13:14 See also Zec 14:2

Women were protected under the law Dt 22:25-29

Women are to be loved and cared for Eph 5:25,28-29 See also Ge 12:18-20; 1Pe 3:7

The trauma of rape

Its psychological and emotional effects 2Sa 13:19-20 See also Ge 34:6-7

Its physical effects Jdg 19:26-28 See also Jdg 20:4-5

Avenging the victim of rape

Ge 34:7-31; 2Sa 13:22-32; Jdg 20:6-11; Ro 12:19; Ro 13:3-4; Jas 1:20

Examples of rape

Female rape Ge 34:1-3; Jdg 19:24-25; 2Sa 13:2-13; Zec 14:2

Attempted male rape Ge 19:4-9; Jdg 19:22-23; Lev 18:22; Lev 20:13

See also

5494revenge
5695girls
5714men
5740virgin
5745women
5832desire
5844emotions
5975violence
8777lust

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