Oholah

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Oholah (Hebrew: אהלה) was a sinful, adulterous woman that symbolized Israel and its unfaithfulness. Her younger was Oholibah (Judah). God told the prophet Ezekiel about Oholah and Ohalibah and how they would be punished.

The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, "Son of man, there were two women (Israel and Judah), the daughters of one mother (the united kingdom); and they prostituted themselves in Egypt. From their youth they were grossly immoral; in that place their breasts were embraced and their virgin bosom was grasped. Their names were Oholah the elder and Oholibah her sister, and they became Mine and they gave birth to sons and daughters. And as for [the identity of] their names, Oholah is Samaria (capital city of Israel) and Oholibah is Jerusalem (capital city of Judah).

"Oholah played the prostitute while she was Mine; and she adored and lusted after her lovers (allies), the Assyrians, her neighbors, who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them attractive young men, horsemen riding on horses. She bestowed [freely] her immoralities on them, the choicest men of Assyria, all of them; and with all whom she adored and lusted after, she defiled herself with their idols. She did not give up the acts of prostitution that originated during her time in Egypt; for in her youth men had lain with her, and they handled her virgin bosom and poured out their depravity on her. Therefore, I placed her in the hand of her lovers (allies), into the hand of the Assyrians whom she adored. They uncovered her nakedness; they took her sons and her daughters and they killed her with the sword. So she became notorious among women, and they executed judgments on her."

— Ezekiel 23:1–23:11 (AMP)

This is similar to how God described Israel's unfaithfulness (see Israel_(Jeremiah_3)) to the prophet Jeremiah.

God commanded Ezekiel to tell Oholah (Israel) and Ohalibah (Judah) about their sins.

Moreover, the Lord said to me, "Son of man, will you judge Oholah (Samaria, capital of Israel) and Oholibah (Jerusalem, capital of Judah)? Then inform them of their atrocities [the detestable and vile things they do]. For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. They have committed adultery [against Me] with their idols and have even forced their sons, whom they bore to Me, to pass through the fire as [an offering of] food to them (idols). Moreover, they have done this to Me: they have defiled My sanctuary on the same day [of their idolatries] and have profaned My Sabbaths. For when they had killed their children [as offerings] to their idols, then they came the same day to My sanctuary to profane it [by daring to offer a sacrifice there also]. And behold, this they did within My house.

"Furthermore, you have even sent a messenger for men to come from far away; and behold, they came—those for whom you bathed, painted your eyes, and decorated yourself with ornaments; and you sat on a splendid couch with a table arranged before it on which you had set My incense and My oil. The sound of a carefree crowd was with her; and drunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of a common sort, who put bracelets on the hands of the women (both sisters) and beautiful crowns on their heads."

— Ezekiel 23:36–23:42 (AMP)

"Then I said concerning the one (Oholah) worn out by adulteries, 'Will they now commit adultery with her when she is like this?' But they committed adultery with her as they would with a prostitute. So they went in to Oholah (Israel) and to Oholibah (Judah), the lewd women. And they, righteous men, will judge and condemn them with the judgment (punishment) of adulteresses and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.

"For thus says the Lord God, 'Bring up a horde (mob) against them and hand them over to terror and plunder. And the horde will stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will kill their sons and their daughters and burn down their houses with fire. Thus I will make lewdness cease from the land, that all women may be admonished and taught not to commit immoral acts as you have done. Thus your lewdness will be repaid to you, and you will suffer the penalty for your [sinful] idolatry; and you will know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord God.'"

— Ezekiel 23:42–23:49 (AMP)

Legacy[edit]

At Return of Kings, Roosh V notes that modern women resemble Oholah and Oholibah, particularly how modern woman do as they please without thinking of the consequences. Roosh also notes that Western democracies are enabling Oholah-like and Oholibah-like behaviors.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. Valizadeh, Roosh (2016-10-05). "The Old Testament's “Sexist” Views On Female Behavior". Return of Kings. Retrieved 2017-02-07.