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Who is the most despicable person you can think of? The kind of person you would least like to spend any time with? The kind of person who makes your skin crawl?
Back in biblical times, you’d probably be thinking of a eunuch.
Eunuchs had three strikes against them.
A eunuch was almost always a slave.
And probably a foreigner captured in battle, a former enemy
And strike three, a eunuch wasn’t a man anymore. He had been castrated. Although castration of an adult male wouldn’t necessarily prevent him getting an erection, he couldn’t perform that most essential function of manhood – fathering children to continue his family line.
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