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Sex slave In Judges 19 we read about a Levite man who took a concubine, she escaped from him, he found her and took her back. He also lent her to a group of Benjamites so they could gang rape her. In Genesis 29:29 Rachel is given a slave girl named Bilhah. Later on, it specifically calls this slave a concubine “pilagesh” in Hebrew (Genesis 37). We also have middle eastern references that show us concubines were not wives. Middle Assyrian law 47 states: If a man wants to veil his concubine, he must assemble five or six of his neighbors and veil her in front of them, and say, “She is my wife.” In this way she becomes his wife. A concubine who has not been veiled in front of witnesses, or whose husband has not said, “She is my wife,” is not a wife; she is still a concubine. Concubines still exist in Saudi Arabia and they function as sex slaves. The son of a concubine's appointment as ‘deputy heir’ stirs up Exodus 21:7-11 English Standard Version (ESV): When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do. If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her. If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter. If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights. And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money. The Bible does not condemn the use of concubines King David had 10 of them. Note:The Bible also uses the word “Concubine”(Pilagesh) in the masculine form “Pilagshehem”. Another reason why this word can’t mean “wife” as some people have stated. This appears in the verse Ezekiel 23:20. Look it up, it’s an interesting read!