5 husbands of the samaritan woman

The Samaritan’s personal history seems to have run parallel to the religious history of Samaria. The echoes of Rebekkah and Rachel at the well reminds you that wells are places the bride is found for the bridegroom. Now I am not making the crass point that she had can’t have had anything to be ashamed of. husband here doesent mean idol it means man greek is 435 and is jesus word , when you enter into speculation and subjective imppressions its a whole new ball game one of deception, it creates chaos in church and stops all holy spirits work i seen my church blown to bits by it feeling goosebumps really have no anchor in word of GOD, as i found out my self they just lead to bitter end a lot o women come into church. Now, here’s the thing. Seven is the perfect number in scripture, maybe because if you make a sevenfold promise as Abraham did (Genesis 21:27-32) you are emphatically promising to keep the promise in the future on every single day of the week – I promise I will keep this promise on all future Mondays, and I promise I will keep this promise on all future Tuesdays, etc. Instead, the characters are individualized by their position in society and their interaction with Jesus. So Jesus said go call Your husband and she said I have no husband. But we do. Jesus meets the woman alone, at a well. The Samaritan woman at the well is no angel. It’s the perfect illustration for the point that Jesus just made about the difference between drinking well water and his eternal water (4:13). 16 He said to her, “Go call your husband and come back here.” 17 The woman replied, “I have no husband.” Just imagine the Samaritan woman, how shocked she must be, to hear Jesus knowing her marital past,then: Jesus said to her, “Right you are when you said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with[h] now is not your husband. These Five Husbands, KAAM, KARODHH, LOBHH, MOH and HANKAAR are well known to the Sikhs but hardly there is any Sikh of quality. I keep returning to the fact that Lewis’ original essay is entirely sufficient on the matter. approaching the Samaritan woman is an important factor in interpreting the text.7 Although readings of feminist interpreters and the other contemporary scholars of the marginalized are uplifting and somewhat liberating, they also leave me with a sense of discomfort. The woman appears in John 4:4–42, However below is John 4:4–26: When we claim we don’t – we’re lying. But when it comes to this anonymous woman’s past, they are silent about it, or make similar points. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy. Is it impossible to believe she was a widow. That’ll preach! He is looking into her eyes and she into His and Jesus says, I who speak to You am He. Yes, the Samaritan woman at the well was an immoral woman, sexually immoral, ostracized from her community, loaded down with shame and guilt. And because He is the infinite God He is perfect for every other lost, rejected, poor soul who will tie the knot with Him too. Circumnavigating Church ‘Inner-Rings’, Q Marks the Spot 146 (December 2020 Treasure Map). Could it be the word husband’s could refer to something else entirely? it’s not impossible… but I’m usually pretty sceptical of over-allegorised interpretations. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. the text says that Lord was tired, at the well, and asked the woman for a drink, the temp was not mentioned, yet i’ve heard teachings where the temp was described as being hot. It seems a well was a good place for single men to meet single women, for a life partner. Why speculate immorality when it is not even intimated by Jesus. Was it just an unimportant detail that she had had “five husbands” – rather than four or six, or any other number – or was this too in the providence of God? and really believe all these feeling they have its part of sinfull nature which must be crucified you only have to give satan your little finger and he has taken your arm and came in back door then he has given you a vision to edify these feeling you have then a scripture to make it seem even more real then he says wait for thee appointed time so you wait pray for ten years then you end back to square one you have to start over again and GOD will tell you i have come to test you but not for destruction to give you experiance. It soon becomes obvious why she does: safest time of day. John 4 Part 5: - Meanwhile, His Labourers urged Him, Rabbi, eat something. the text doesn’t say she was divorced 5 times, yet i keep hearing some teachers build a lesson including this. Samaria was once part of the northern kingdom of Israel, which had broken off from the Davidic Kingdom. We also know, from understanding cultural and historical traditions of that time, that women typically drew water in groups in the morning, and it was often a social occasion. The Samaritan woman is surprised at his request because Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans. Jesus tells her He can give her living water. Copyright © 2020 Detroit Catholic But then, how much do we actually know about where that hatred came fro… Or maybe she didn’t change the subject. 3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. John 4:19 "Sir," the woman said, "I see that You are a prophet. Jesus was telling her I am your husband. (We used the reading from Year A since we have six people entering the church. Even though he is outrageously transgressing various ancient taboos (a Jewish, single man, speaking to a multi-married, Samaritan woman in public)! You can simply BUY me a COFFEE! She tells him that she does not have one, wherein Jesus tells her that she has had five husbands and that she is not even married to the one she is living with now. During the night of initiation at Eleusis, the initiates of the Eleusinian mysteries accepted the drink just like Demeter in the Hymn to Demeter. A. It’s definitely possible. I got goose bumps. Five Husbands of the Samaritan Woman, St.Photina. Privacy Policy But this passage clearly states that the woman has had 5 husbands. Maybe by this means a sevenfold promise became a perfect promise, and seven thus became the perfect number. Treasury of Scripture. What makes Jesus ask for her husband now after she expressed a desire to receive the “living water” that satisfies every thirst? He knows that she has led a scandalous life. And none of them satisfied her. Jesus said you are right you have had five husband’s and the one you are with now is not your husband. So whoever we worship becomes our husband. We’re all pretty familiar with this meeting in John 4, but have you ever noticed how their conversation takes a strange turn at the end?Let’s quickly outline the path of their conversation: Jesus asks for a drink. And I’ve now lost count of the times I’ve read or heard it. She had “had five husbands” (John 4:18), and the one she was now with wasn’t her husband. You see, she’s been married 5 times, and living with a 6th. jesus went on to talk a lot to her and spend 2 days with the smaritans verse 43 it looks like he was showing him self to the samaritians and telling them he was the messiah . Isaac’s bride was found at a well, Moses first saw his bride at a well, and Jacob too. people are getting confused about there gender .animals and insects dont get confused about who they are and we rule over them and are made in the image of GOD, That was soooooooo good thank you sooooooooooooooo much God bless you. And treats her with a magnetic dignity and respect. No wonder she was living with a 6th man, even without being married to him. “Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well.” Jesus was not a ghost, or an angel, he was a real man, fully man, with all the emotions and passions of a real man… yet without sin. The woman had a difficult marital life: she had 5 husbands, – a fact which she didn’t tell Jesus but He knew anyway, – which represent the five foreign tribes who intermarried with the northern Israelites (Samaritans) introduced five male deities into their religion (cf. She has said that, ‘he told me everything I had ever done’. That could be a neutral statement – in other words, he knew how many marriages she’d had. That would be better than nothing. She can know that he knows her through and through and yet accepts her and will stay with her forever. hes talking about physical death not spiritual .eg as paul tought a unbeliver is saved by a believer in marriage union And The Seventh Man in her life is just perfect for her. Even though the Israelites were joined in covenant to the one true God, they intermarried with these foreigners and adopted their worship and practices. Then the woman says I know that Messiah is coming the one who is called Christ. The woman herself knew she wasn’t married to a (human) husband. no. Where does it say that she was divorced? A. In fact, I was reading something just this week which emphasised the point. 4 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John — 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. we can see the result of richard dawkins work in uk now because he attacked christianity What was that sin? She will need to return to the well tomorrow for more water. Jesus responds that if she knew who he was she’d ask him for “living water. ” That makes sense. Although living under the same roof as the 6th man, it well could have been in the presence of his family in preparation for marriage, meaning guard against impropriety. And we all know what that means… No wonder she goes out then. She can get her water while avoiding the gibes, jeers and scorn. The detailed information seems to compel the woman to say to others, come see a man that told me things I’ve done. Nobody in their right mind goes out then. The Samaritan woman is surprised at his request because Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans. When He comes He will show us all things. / With him she can enter into rest, she can cease from her own labour and enter into peace and joy. Why could she not have widowed? Some say that she was nothing less than a prostitute or a whore. For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly. Through her story comes the lesson that people shouldn’t live by carnal pleasure. Remember this woman was half Jew, so many of the customs were not applicable to the Samaritans. This one’s been a struggle, strangely. Plus, she went back to her town and proclaimed Jesus the Messiah. The Story of The Samaritan Woman at the Well Explained - … Verse 33, they feared the Lotd but yet “served” their own gods. Whereas Jesus quenches spiritual thirst forever. this was because of there lack of faith they died we have a GOD of justice as well and judement he isnt all love if that was the case jesus would never have had to die for sin . It proves that for Jesus, there is never such a thing as damaged goods. As a woman myself, there are so many ways that the Samaritan woman had that I can relate to and I am sure that many women can relate to. Then she met Jesus and her eyes were opened. ” When she said she would like this “living water,” Jesus asks her to get her husband. Learn how your comment data is processed. And as far as I could see from my far too quick survey, Kruse was the only one to point this out in the newer Tyndale NT Commentary. He says your right in saying you have no husband . Women could not initiate divorce. Maybe the 5 husbands represent the many alliances that Israel has had with foreign nations, their alliance is … How many husbands did the Samaritan woman have? And Jesus knows it. ” Where did that come from? This should have been strike three. is not. Some scholars suggest that the drink contained psychoactive substances which may have enhanced the experience and contributed to mak… Well there’s another level to this story, the five husband might refer to the idols/powers the Samaritans have served from the past, and the current man might refer to Rome. But then Our Lord makes this rather strange request: Jesus saith to her: Go, call thy husband, and come hither. So let’s presume, therefore, that she didn’t necessarily want the divorces. The king of Assyria brought pagans into Samaria to settle there (1 Kings 17:24). In John 4:16-18 Jesus tells the Samaritan woman to go and get her husband. The woman answered, and said: I have no husband. Miriam , They had to give certificate of divorce (via Moses) so there was a validity further than “back to the tent” 🙂. in a fascinating if long New Yorker article, “O Tempora! The factor is the status of women in the ancient world. Without question, there was an imbalance of power when it came to marriage. Hence the delay. They were talking about husband’s and then she changes the subject and starts talking about worshiping on this mountain. She had five husbands. (so here they are talking about husband’s.. and she says, Sir I perceive that You are a prophet. I found myself thinking about this a lot recently by the phenomenon in the new China of the ‘mistress-dispellers’, described in a fascinating if long New Yorker article. Except a Samaritan woman. But it is likely (as well as theologically correct) to say that he knew her heart and her deepest spiritual needs – for forgiveness as well as satisfaction. But Jesus…? Yet another factor in her heartache. We shouldn’t. Finally, with all of that perspective, the Samaritan woman in John 4 had five husbands and was living with a sixth. Jesus offers no comment about her status. This means that they may easily become types. hes talking about to unbelivers and one gets saved or begining to be saved . First, she says, “Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. John 4:5-6 sets the scene for this narrative. Because she had been worshipping idols looking for the one true God (Jesus knows that and so does she.) Q. On the earthly level, Jesus and the Samaritan woman are discussing her current matrimonial history, but there seems to be more going on here. They are not … A. Russian The Woman at the Well Russian: Jesus and His disciples come to Sychar in Samaria. This represents the power of Rome, under which Israel was subject at the time of the … Divorce was relatively easy for men, but practically impossible for women (eg see here). Samaria’s checkered past had distorted its worship, insisting that true worship must take place on Mount Gerizim, not in the temple in Jerusalem. And we also know she … the last mention of the time of year was passover, probably an april passover, and maybe the temps in holy land were cooler then, who knows, still no mention in the scriptural account, so why add to the scriptures….. verse 17 the woman answerd and said ihave no husband jesus said to her .you have well said i have no husband for you have had five husbands and the one whom you have now is not your husband We’ve probably all heard about the hatred between Jews and Samaritans. Is it possible that this was refering to a number of people that she had been sexualiy intimate with? Reply . As Anselm of Canterbury so wisely described his outlook: which, being interpreted, means Faith Seeking Understanding. So the commentators above who mention her spiritual needs met in Christ are clearly right. There is no place in God’s word giving credit to your remarks! Now read John 4:22-24. All Q original content is © Mark Meynell (2006–2020). And with his divine insight, he lets her know that he knows: Jesus asks her to go call her husband. Her reputation would have been even worse in the case of divorce. There were six different idols at that time. While a woman victimized by divorce or death of her husband might garner some sympathy today, at the time, her track record would still have been viewed negatively by Jews and Samaritans alike. This was when a man picked a virgin took her back to his or her tent and the rest is history. She finally found her true love.😀. As for your statement…”but I’m usually pretty sceptical of over-allegorised interpretations…” I couldn’t agree more! Why would the Samaritans be serving Rome (esp when they might have regarded their faithfulness to the Torah as more faithful than Israel’s larger canon of scriptural texts)? Jesus said to her, "You are correct to say that you have no husband. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. A very cursory glance at some popular commentaries reinforces this. But it does deepen it. ” When she said she would like this “living water,” Jesus asks her to get her husband. Read the latest local Detroit Catholic News in your inbox. At the time of the encounter the woman was living with a sixth man, one who was not her husband. Our fathers worshipped on this mountain and you say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. But unless you want to end up like her with 5 husbands and living with a man who does not want to marry you; you need to wake up, get some self-esteem and get some self-regulation. Some say that she was nothing less than a prostitute or a whore. It’s midday, baking hot, and deserted. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. Site by Glass Canvas. Interestingly enough, 1 Kings 17:30-31 tells us there were five groups that settled there, each worshipping their own pagan gods: The Babylonians worshipped Marduk; the men of Cuth worshipped Nergal; the men of Avva worshipped Nibhaz and Tartak; the men of Sepharvaim worshipped their city gods; and King Hadad worshipped Anath. You are on your sixth one and he is not your husband. Of course Israel was also the victim of those gods and kingdoms she chased after. When Jesus was traveling from Judea to Galilee, he took an unusual route. Will you support my work? The woman could be seen as a symbol of unfaithful Israel (particularly the Northern Kingdom) worshipping on the wrong mountains. Who is going to listen to the town whore? Last Sunday the Gospel about Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4:5-42) was proclaimed at my parish. As I listened to her, I began to think about the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:4–42). 2. as you can see today the church is in a mess because of opinions rather than the word of GOD as the two witnesess in revelation will bring judement not complacency and false teaching . If only she hadn’t sought fulfilment in her marriages… she’d have saved so much heartache! Perhaps when Jesus mentioned the five husbands he was referring to the five nations that were planted there. The story lends itself perfectly to a dissatisfaction narrative: you know the one? And Jesus. Now picture this. As the Samaritan woman represents the nation of Israel her five husbands represent the idolatrous covenants Israel had made with foreign gods – illustrated by the five groups who resettled Samaria. Why five? It had set up its own monarchy and form of worship until Assyria invaded and sent most of its inhabitants into exile. Just as the Samaritan woman did not fully understand who Jesus was at first, we also need Jesus to open our eyes to the reality of who He is (Psalm 146:8, Ephesians 4:18). Q. ’ For you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband” (John 4:17-18). It may be that in her community the Samaritan woman was 'married' as the second wife, but in Jesus' eyes, her marriage is null and void because he rejected bigamy." Inklings and Yarnspinners Yay! So, let’s get back to this view of Jesus and the Samaritan woman as an example of how to carry out the Great Commission. That would be absurd. This Samaritan woman had had five husbands, another man would not commit himself, and now Jesus, the perfect man, is willing to be the seventh man in her life, a husband, who will never leave her nor forsake her, different from all the rest because He will remain faithful, and if she be unfaithful to him, then he will take steps to win back her heart’s deepest love. The Samaritan woman does not necessarily understand this, but nonetheless desires this special water. Is it possible that the 6th man Jesus refers to is in fact married to another woman? Jesus saying 5 husbands is more exact than saying “several”. The Samaritan woman, unlike other individuals who speak with Jesus in the Gospel of John, is never named. There were six different idols in Samaria the people were worshipping at that time. Maybe the first husband dies and she was married off to a brother or kinsman related to the husband and so on down the line. Jesus responds that if she knew who he was she’d ask him for “living water. Mark 12:19-25 shows that Jesus is familiar with the law where a women can be married multiple times. Jews still hate Samaritans -5. He tells her He is the Messiah. But it was worse in 1st Century Judaea. Gary Michuta is an apologist, author and speaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Livonia. The mentioning of the 5 husbands she had and being with a man while not married seem to help the woman consider that Jesus was the Christ because He knew her past and present. Being with a man who isn’t her husband is self-explanatory but what’s wrong with her having had five husbands? John 4:5-42 (NIV) Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well. The woman at the well was searching for the one true God and she was trying them all and wasn’t satisfied with any of them, even the sixth one. Then she met Jesus, who asked her to go and get her husband and she replys I have no husband. Samaria, like the woman at the well, had five husbands and was estranged from her true husband. Where do I find that reference in the Holy Bible? The Samaritan woman’s understanding is blocked by a particular sin, so Jesus pinpoints it to take it out of the way. Did you ever read in the Bible where we that believe in Jesus and love Him are referred to as the bride of Christ. Marg on June 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm . [Nor, for that matter, would he be so accommodating to the man with whom the woman about to be stoned in John 8 – but that’s another story.]. But then she says something very odd: “…Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem. Jesus did not have sexual desires! In case you are unsure about what self-regulation even is, I am … Why would the Samaritan woman suddenly change subjects from marriage to the nature of true worship? 2000 years ago there was no marrage licence. Her response takes another odd turn. OK, that’s the first odd turn in this conversation. It is only in Jesus that we will be saved from our sins and made new in Christ ( Titus 3:5 , Galatians 2:20 ). There’s absolutely nothing in the text to suggest anything of the sort. Loved the article as well as the premise. a certificate of devorse doesent break the marriage covnant . The ingredients used to make this drink remain a secret but it is supposed that this beverage deeply influenced each initiates experience and possibly was the cause of the ecstatic and ineffable visions experienced during the mysteries. In the case of death of her husband, a widowed woman may have been viewed as cursed or dangerous. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. A feature of John’s Gospels is that conversations often take place on two levels. She was questioning where can I find the one true God, on this mountain? Why did she change the subject? At that time in Samaria, the people worshiped idols. remember moses gave this because only one time because of the hardness of the heart this isnt a new order ,as people were complaining moaning despite how many were lead out of egypt how many enterd into the promised land 7 or eight if i recall But there’s one crucial factor in the story which is so often overlooked – and it changes the narrative’s complexion radically. Jesus’ message to the woman and Samaria is that he fulfills all that the temple signified and will unite Samaritans, Jews, and all peoples together to worship God in spirit and truth. If this is true, the transition from talking about “five husbands” to “true worship” naturally follows. 1. Men did not live very long back in those days.I think this because the book of Ruth,she was a widow and was married to a kinsman of her father-in-law,who was Boaz.Samaritan womans sin was living with a man who was not her husband not necessarily the five husbands.If you ask for forgiveness ,Jesus will forgive you,however, you are not suppose to keep sinning again and again.She went back to town and was testifiying that Christ new all things ever she did.Well Every one is entitled to their interpretation, jesus pointed out that the woman at the well was sinning she had had 5 husbands and the one she was with now wasnt her husband .as jesus teaching on marriage is very strict not it be for fornication he says in matthew 19.9 .the word not was changed to exept by erasmus in 1522 giving the option for remmariage . Why did this conversation make these strange twists and turns?A little digging reveals one possible answer. It’s speculative of course, but isn’t it much more likely that she could only acquiesce to what men did to her? 4:16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come back." OK, that’s the first odd turn in this conversation. Looking for ultimate meaning in relationships in this life… but they always fail to deliver, so you go onto the next one, hoping for the big one. as we see in scripture the apostles teaching is the lords command 1 cor 14.37 2 peter 3.2 and acts 10.43 psalm 119.9 ,well we have our opinions but it doesent mean they are right we must fall in line to scripture . ‘I have no husband,’ she replied. Although the woman still wasn’t sure what this living water was, she wanted it. Stop. he was pointing out her sin and needed to repent . Florence cared for her elderly husband, and the marriage gave her stability and self-respect. You’ll see in a bit why I pointed that out. The woman responds, “I don’t have a husband” and Jesus replies, “You are right in saying, ‘I do not have a husband. Interesting thoughts, Steve. This doesn’t change the overarching satisfaction narrative, of course. The Gentile bride had met her seventh husband, her perfect and complete husband, her husband that would bring her rest. The woman is said to have had many husbands (she is unfaithful). She was both sinner AND sinned against with her many husbands. The idea of Jesus was to deliver the gospel and proper worship to the Samaritans by using the woman who was very familiar with the people and also known for her own proclivities, as a catalyst to get it done. He tells her she had 5 husbands. The woman at the well: 5-times married… but with what significance? He is similar to Adam in his sinless innocence before he fell, who filled with desire for the woman, burst into emotional, passionate poetry as soon as he saw a woman, his life companion, Eve: “This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh.” This Samaritan woman had had five husbands, another man would not commit himself, and now Jesus, the perfect man, is willing to be the seventh man in her life, a husband, who will never leave her nor forsake her, different from all the rest because He will remain faithful, and if she be unfaithful to him, then he will take steps to win back her heart’s deepest love. As we look back into the customs of the day, we can devise a number of scenarios that explain why the woman at the well had five husbands and her current companion was not legally her husband. did jesus devorse his church and marry another no did GOD devorse israel and marry another no does death break the marriage covnant yes . 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