Karin Hügel, "The Sin of Sodom as Hatred of Foreigners in the Book of Wisdom 19:13–17".
In the Book of Wisdom 19:13–17 Sodom is associated with hatred of foreigners at the turn of the eras for the first time in a Greek text. In the Book of Wisdom 19:14–15 the divine punishment of the people of Sodom is solely based on their hateful reception of strangers as it can be read in LXX Gen 19:4–11. Sexual assaults of the people of Sodom on them are not mentioned in this passage. That would also not be a point of comparison with the behavior of the Egypt people in the Book of Exodus. The purpose of the text in the Book of Wisdom 19:13–17 namely is to put emphasis on the misconduct of Egypt in terms of a comparison with Sodom. Because the Egyptians even surpass the xenophobic behavior of the Sodomites, they are severely punished in the same way, namely smitten with blindness as is it written in reference to the Egyptians in LXX Ex 10:21–23 or LXX Ex 14:20 and in respect to the Sodomites in LXX Gen 19:11.
Karin Hügel, "Die Sünde Sodoms als Fremdenhass im Buch der Weisheit 19,13–17", in: Nadja Furlan Štante/Maja Bjelica/Jadranka Rebeka Anić (eds.), Women's Religious Voices: Migration, Culture and (Eco)Peacebuilding, Philosophy in Dialogue/Philosophie im Dialog 7, LIT Verlag, Wien/Zürich 2021, 45-67.
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