” Nicodemus misunderstands Jesus to be speaking about physical birth, when Jesus is actually talking about supernatural rebirth in baptism (John 3:1-12). As for your statement…”but I’m usually pretty sceptical of over-allegorised interpretations…” I couldn’t agree more! The woman could be seen as a symbol of unfaithful Israel (particularly the Northern Kingdom) worshipping on the wrong mountains. 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 as the other woman caought in adultry he said sin no more jesus said if we know we are sinning then there is no forgivness and if we keep sinning there is no forgivness must jesus be crucified again . a certificate of devorse doesent break the marriage covnant . hes talking about to unbelivers and one gets saved or begining to be saved . The woman herself knew she wasn’t married to a (human) husband. She was worshipping these idols and therefore they became her husband’s. Reply . Except a Samaritan woman. Whereas Jesus quenches spiritual thirst forever. Jesus said to her, "You are correct to say that you have no husband. Or maybe she didn’t change the subject. On the earthly level, Jesus and the Samaritan woman are discussing her current matrimonial history, but there seems to be more going on here. You see, she’s been married 5 times, and living with a 6th. 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. Being exhausted, she decides to cohabitate with #6. 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. He doesn’t condemn her lifestyle but meets her deepest heart-needs. But there’s one crucial factor in the story which is so often overlooked – and it changes the narrative’s complexion radically. Opportunities for purloining your own treasure as it happens. 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. 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. Note: A more recent, better article on the Samaritan woman is here. Visit his website at www. I have been shown two explanations as to why Jesus said this to her: The first one is that Jesus was prophesying the truth about her sinful life. Anyone whose ever been publicly exposed for thier sin in small town should be able to identify with this woman. Site design by ninefootone. 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. It is midday, and Jesus and his disciples have arrived at a Samaritan town called Sychar which is close to the land Jacob gave to Joseph’s descendants. It’s definitely possible. Although the woman still wasn’t sure what this living water was, she wanted it. The woman at the well: 5-times married… but with what significance? 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. No wonder she was living with a 6th man, even without being married to him. It’s midday, baking hot, and deserted. She finally found her true love.😀. Her reputation would have been even worse in the case of divorce. 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. Then she met Jesus, who asked her to go and get her husband and she replys I have no husband. in a fascinating if long New Yorker article, “O Tempora! Russian The Woman at the Well Russian: Jesus and His disciples come to Sychar in Samaria. For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that said you truly. He is the only one who can satisfy us. Q. Even though the Israelites were joined in covenant to the one true God, they intermarried with these foreigners and adopted their worship and practices. They were talking about husband’s and then she changes the subject and starts talking about worshiping on this mountain. Who is going to listen to the town whore? It’s not at all obvious what he’s up to. Where do I find that reference in the Holy Bible? You can simply BUY me a COFFEE! Hence the delay. Interesting thoughts, Steve. The detailed information seems to compel the woman to say to others, come see a man that told me things I’ve done. 4:17 The woman answered him, "I have no husband." This represents the power of Rome, under which Israel was subject at the time of the … 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. Samaria, like the woman at the well, had five husbands and was estranged from her true husband. Loved the article as well as the premise. But this passage clearly states that the woman has had 5 husbands. 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. At the time of the encounter the woman was living with a sixth man, one who was not her husband. The more often it happened, the greater the sense of ‘being damaged goods’. Jesus was in the earth but live in the spirit not in the flesh Gary Michuta is an apologist, author and speaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Livonia. ‘I have no husband,’ she replied. the text doesn’t say she was divorced 5 times, yet i keep hearing some teachers build a lesson including this. In fact, I was reading something just this week which emphasised the point. But we do. Jesus did not have sexual desires! Of course Israel was also the victim of those gods and kingdoms she chased after. 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. Then the woman says I know that Messiah is coming the one who is called Christ. In John 4:16-18 Jesus tells the Samaritan woman to go and get her husband. Now read John 4:22-24. 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)? What makes Jesus ask for her husband now after she expressed a desire to receive the “living water” that satisfies every thirst? The woman is said to have had many husbands (she is unfaithful). ” When she said she would like this “living water,” Jesus asks her to get her husband. They are not … First, she says, “Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. The woman answered, and said: I have no husband. The Samaritan woman at the well is no angel. Samaritans and Jews were not on friendly terms and most Jews tried to avoid that route. John 4:5-6 sets the scene for this narrative. Where does it say that she was divorced? Yet another factor in her heartache. That’ll preach! So what confuses me the lady at the well had 5 husbands and was living with the 6 without marrage im confused by this. Treasury of Scripture. Samaria’s checkered past had distorted its worship, insisting that true worship must take place on Mount Gerizim, not in the temple in Jerusalem. The Samaritan woman is surprised at his request because Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans. 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." Please note: I’m not being critical of them – in their different ways, each offers genuinely helpful contributions. Why did she change the subject? 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. Five husbands of the Samaritan Woman at well ? Could it be the word husband’s could refer to something else entirely? These Five Husbands, KAAM, KARODHH, LOBHH, MOH and HANKAAR are well known to the Sikhs but hardly there is any Sikh of quality. You’ll see in a bit why I pointed that out. Jesus said to her, ‘You are right when you say you have no husband. And Jesus. This was when a man picked a virgin took her back to his or her tent and the rest is history. If this is true, the transition from talking about “five husbands” to “true worship” naturally follows. 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. Now picture this. Was Jesus chastising the woman at the well for having 5 husbands in John 4:16-18 - Duration: 3:30. Can you imagine, she had been looking for the real God with all her heart…and there He was standing right in front of her. Yet, the Samaritan woman did come to understand who Jesus was and what he was telling her. You are on your sixth one and he is not your husband. 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. He is looking into her eyes and she into His and Jesus says, I who speak to You am He. Adultery. It is only in Jesus that we will be saved from our sins and made new in Christ ( Titus 3:5 , Galatians 2:20 ). Jesus meets the woman alone, at a well. This doesn’t change the overarching satisfaction narrative, of course. 2000 years ago there was no marrage licence. Now I am not making the crass point that she had can’t have had anything to be ashamed of. Our fathers worshipped on this mountain and you say that Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. She had been married five times and was living in sin with a man who wasn’t her husband. Five different nations were dropped off in Samaria, II Kings 17:24, who knew nothing of God, II Kings 17:25. During the night of initiation at Eleusis, the initiates of the Eleusinian mysteries accepted the drink just like Demeter in the Hymn to Demeter. Instead, our Lord made his way through Samaria, resting at a place called Jacob’s well, where he asks a Samaritan woman for a drink. Circumnavigating Church ‘Inner-Rings’, Q Marks the Spot 146 (December 2020 Treasure Map). But when it comes to this anonymous woman’s past, they are silent about it, or make similar points. / 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 . Privacy Policy Q. “Had” seems to imply that the husbands died not that she divorced them. OK, that’s the first odd turn in this conversation. we can see the result of richard dawkins work in uk now because he attacked christianity 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. “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. He became sin for us. Perhaps when Jesus mentioned the five husbands he was referring to the five nations that were planted there. A. 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. Miriam , They had to give certificate of divorce (via Moses) so there was a validity further than “back to the tent” 🙂. Finally, with all of that perspective, the Samaritan woman in John 4 had five husbands and was living with a sixth. And The Seventh Man in her life is just perfect for her. She was questioning where can I find the one true God, on this mountain? Jesus tells her He can give her living water. 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. Instead, the characters are individualized by their position in society and their interaction with Jesus. What else could a woman in such a vulnerable position do? When we claim we don’t – we’re lying. It’s speculative of course, but isn’t it much more likely that she could only acquiesce to what men did to her? But then, how much do we actually know about where that hatred came fro… We shouldn’t. Jesus responds that if she knew who he was she’d ask him for “living water. So blame … She had “had five husbands” (John 4:18), and the one she was now with wasn’t her husband. 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 Nearly all pick up on Jesus’s wonderful gentleness and openness, but this is how they describe her. Last Sunday the Gospel about Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4:5-42) was proclaimed at my parish. But the true bridegroom is calling her back. 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. O Mores Evangelici!” 7. 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. Read the latest local Detroit Catholic News in your inbox. There were six different idols at that time. There is no place in God’s word giving credit to your remarks! It was about noon. did jesus devorse his church and marry another no did GOD devorse israel and marry another no does death break the marriage covnant yes . What you have just said is quite true.’ (John 4:17-18). Is it possible that the 6th man Jesus refers to is in fact married to another woman? 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. OK, that’s the first odd turn in this conversation. It had set up its own monarchy and form of worship until Assyria invaded and sent most of its inhabitants into exile. At Jacob's well Jesus meets a Samaritan woman. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. 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? 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