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An overview of the “back handed slap” in the cultural context below:

Unfortunately, Christianity has removed itself from the biblical culture to the point many idioms or cultural expressions are not understood as with this passage. Yeshua is quoting from Proverbs 25:23-29 which are instructions for wisdom concerning deceptive speech, personal slander, and returning a verbal insult when verbally attacked. To “turn the other cheek” is a Hebrew idiom for not returning an insult when one is received, not as many think, that your enemy is allowed to attack you or you family without encountering resistance and self defense. – Source


Audio: Mosab, the eldest son of a famous Islamic leader in Hamas, was a keen believer in Islam, but after an intense period of working as a double-agent he eventually realised that Israel was not the enemy after all. He found the Truth in the Bible someone gave him could best describe what he saw people do & was challenged to start his journey of becoming a follower of Jesus.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, famously converted to Christianity, served for over a decade as the Shin Bet security service’s most valuable source in the militant organization’s leadership. The intelligence he supplied Israel led to the exposure of a number of terrorist cells, and to the prevention of dozens of suicide bombings and assassination attempts on Israeli figures. Mosab was considered the Shin Bet’s most reliable source in the Hamas leadership, earning himself the nickname “the Green Prince” – using the color of the Islamist group’s flag, and “prince” because of his pedigree as the son of one of the movement’s founders.

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