The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God. (KJV) Deuteronomy 22:5

A little selection and house cleaning first. Are we doing literal to the word bible study today or do we think there may be some interpretive room in the books the council approved of keeping?

If we are going literal word it's going to be a short discussion and a very empty room. I'll try to be last out and lock up before I burst into flames.

If you're a woman dressed as a man in order to enter the temple and see things you're not supposed to see are we sure it's the garb that's the problem?

If you're a man dressed as a woman in order to avoid being sent off to war for your country is it possible the makeup isn't the most wrong thing?

What if you impersonate a solider, deceive your commanding officer, save China and honor the father you impersonated to protect?

What if you rob a bank dressed as a woman to conceal your identity in the commission of the crime?


Would there have been too much wiggle room if the author had said hey don't use clothing to commit crimes/gain access/avoid duty or was it easier to assume in military fashion the easiest way was nope don't you men dare wear womens things and you ladies better not get caught in mens stuff.

There isn't going to be any shortage of things for me to answer for when I stand before the creator. If the fact that I chose a dress on a given occasion over pants comes up I'm inclined to believe it will be based on things I did or failed to do that are somehow relevant to the dress.