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Eunuchs in Judaism


Dear Brother Ron

Can you find any reference to eunuchs in Judaism. I am looking for a reference to eunuchs being allowed for a "higher calling".

Bluefoot

Dear Bluefoot

Eunuchs had great authority in the Jewish society. Although they were not Jews, they were greatly respected by them.
The only reference I could find in the Bible which might indicate a higher calling for eunuchs is Isaiah 56:4-5:

 

Isaiah 56:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Isaiah 56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

 

We also see that some kingdoms gave eunuchs special responsibilities:


Jeremiah 52:25 He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.

Hope this helps.

Best always
Brother Ron