TIL the two women of the Judgment of Solomon, the story from the Bible in which King Solomon orders a baby of disputed motherhood to be cut in half and shared between the two, were prostitutes.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgement_of_Solomon#The_women’s_characters

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  1. And this wasn’t an incidental background detail either. It explains why the women are there representing themselves (they would usually be represented by their husbands), and why the fatherhood of the child is a completely irrelevant question.

    >Prostitutes in biblical society are considered functional widows, for they have no male patron to represent them in court and their sons are considered fatherless

  2. I think the baby belonged to the woman it came out of.

    Fuckin’ dumbass Solomon doesn’t even know where babies come from and Christians consider him “wise”.

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