The Holy Bible is the word of God which teaches church goers to remain virtuous. But although prostitution is a sin, there are many whores whose names mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the savior of this world. Discover 7 Prostitutes in the Bible That Your Preacher Does Not Tell you About.
- Gomer (Hosea 1)
Gomer was the prostitute Hosea married when God told him “Rise! Go to the house of Diblaim in the kingdom of Israel, and take his daughter Gomer as your wife.”
Hosea Replied “Lord YHVH! How can I do this since I am a man who pursues that which is high and pure? Is it not known to you that the woman Gomer has given herself to prostitution…?”
- Oholah and her sister Oholibah (Ezekiel 23)
“It’s time for you to tell the two prostitute sisters, Oholah and Oholibah, they are guilty…”
Yet even though Oholibah saw what had happened to Oholah, her sister, she followed … Oholibah’s prostitution became worse than her sister’s prostitution…”
- Rahab (Joshua 6:25)
Rahab was a prostitute who lived in Jericho in the Promised Land and assisted the Israel spies in leaving the country the city.
“But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.”
- Tamar (Genesis 38)
Tamar is the widow of Er and Onan who became a prostitute in order to get pregnant by her father-in-law Judah.
As Rahab, she found Grace in the eyes of God to become in the lineage of Jesus, the redeemer of the world.
- Jezebel (Revelation 2:20-22)
“… because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.”
The bible does not mention the word prostitution or prostitute, but it clearly mentions she commits adultery with many men.
- The Whore of Babylon from (Revelation 1)
“… Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication…”
Although referred as a “whore person’ (woman), contemporary biblical scholars believe that woman is a symbol for Rome. Martin Luther and other leaders of the Reformation taught that she was a symbol for the Catholic Church.
- Potiphar’s Wife (Genesis 39)
Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife is one of the most known and told histories in the bible.
According to Genesis 30, she wanted to have sex with young David while she was still married to Potiphar.
Refusing to sin with her, David fled but left his garment. As a result, she falsely accused him of attempted rape, which caused Potiphar to be furious and put David in prison.