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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) One who, or that which, seduces; specifically, one who prevails over the chastity of a woman by enticements and persuasions.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

se-dus', se-dus'-er (Hiphil of (Ta`ah, or ta`ah, "to err"; of pathah, "to be simple"; planao, apoplanao, "to lead astray"):

(1) The word "seduce" is only used in the Bible in its general meaning of "to lead astray," "to cause to err," as from the paths of truth, duty or religion. It occurs in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) Ezekiel 13:10 2 Kings 21:9; 1 Timothy 4:1 Revelation 2:20; in the King James Version only, Proverbs 12:26 (the Revised Version (British and American) "causeth to err"); Isaiah 19:13 (the Revised Version (British and American) "caused to go astray"); Mark 13:22 1 John 2:26 (the Revised Version (British and American) "lead astray"). The noun "seducer" (2 Timothy 3:13 the King James Version, goes) is correctly changed in the Revised Version (British and American) into "impostor."

(2) It is not found in its specific sense of "to entice a female to surrender her chastity." Yet the crime itself is referred to and condemned.

Three cases are to be distinguished:

(a) The seduction of an unbetrothed virgin: In this case the seducer cording to J-E (Exodus 22:16 f) is to be compelled to take the virgin as his wife, if the father consents, and to pay the latter the usual purchase price, the amount of which is not defined. In the Deuteronomic Code (Deuteronomy 22:28) the amount is fixed at 50 shekels, and the seducer forfeits the right of divorce.

(b) The seduction of a betrothed virgin: This case (Deuteronomy 22:23-27; not referred to in the other codes) is treated as virtually one of adultery, the virgin being regarded as pledged to her future husband as fully as if she were formally married to him; the penalty therefore is the same as for adultery, namely, death for both parties (except in the case where the girl can reasonably be acquitted of blame, in which case the man only is put to death).

(c) The seduction of a betrothed bondmaid (mentioned only in Leviticus 19:20-22): Here there is no infliction of death, because the girl was not free; but the seducer shall make a trespass offering, besides paying the fine.


D. Miall Edwards

5423. phrenapates -- self-deceiving
... of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: phrenapates Phonetic Spelling:
(fren-ap-at'-ace) Short Definition: a mind-deceiver Definition: a deceiver, seducer. ...
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1114. goes -- a wailer, a sorcerer, a swindler
... seducer. From goao (to wail); properly, a wizard (as muttering spells), ie (by
implication) an imposter -- seducer. (goetes) -- 1 Occurrence. 1113, 1114. ...
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4108. planos -- wandering, leading astray (adjective), a deceiver ...
... deceiver, seducer. Of uncertain affinity; roving (as a tramp), ie (by implication)
an impostor or misleader; --deceiver, seducing. (planoi) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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Simon a Seducer.
... Book III. Chapter XIII."Simon a Seducer. While Simon was talking on in
this style, Peter, having saluted the people in his usual ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xiii simon a seducer.htm

Whether Seduction Should be Reckoned a Species of Lust?
... Now the seducer does an injury to another, namely the violated maiden's father,
who "can take the injury as personal to himself" [*Gratian, ad can. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether seduction should be reckoned.htm

John Chapter vii. 14-18
... [572] For if to seduce is to deceive, neither was Christ a seducer, nor His apostles,
nor ought any Christian to be such; but if to seduce (to lead aside) is ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xxix john chapter vii.htm

A Mine Dug.
... and proclaim your repentance, and say: I Simon declare to you, and confess that
all that I said concerning Peter was false: for he is neither a seducer, nor a ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter lxi a mine dug.htm

The Ceaselessness of Prayer
... own tragedy. The seduced, heart-broken, writes to the seducer. "John!
I do not say my John. That I now see you never were. I am ...
/.../forsyth/the soul of prayer/chapter v the ceaselessness of.htm

Letter Xlv (Circa AD 1120) to a Youth Named Fulk, who Afterwards ...
... You, if you lead astray a boy who has come to Me, shall be adjudged a seducer and
profaner, but you, if you destroy what you had built, shall make yourself a ...
/.../some letters of saint bernard abbot of clairvaux/letter xlv circa a d 1120.htm

Blessed Prosperity Meditations on the First Psalm.
... The lying wiles of the seducer were instantly rejected by our LORD; not so ineffective
are such wiles to many of His people; a little policy rather than the ...
/.../taylor/a ribband of blue/blessed prosperity meditations on the.htm

It is not to the Philosophers that we Resort for Information About ...
... which alone can confute this most pernicious influence of evil that has nothing
good in it, but is rather the author of all error, and the seducer from all ...
/.../tertullian/a treatise on the soul/chapter i it is not to.htm

The Protevangelium.
... The position which the serpent would occupy, in the event of our considering it
as the self-acting, independent seducer, would be in direct contradiction to ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/the protevangelium.htm

The Preaching of John. Ch. 3:1-20
... he next names Pilate, the governor of Judea who attained an immortality of shame
for condemning Jesus to the cross; Herod Antipas, a seducer and murderer, son ...
/.../erdman/the gospel of luke an exposition/a the preaching of john.htm

... SEDUCE; SEDUCER. ... In the Deuteronomic Code (Deuteronomy 22:28) the amount is fixed
at 50 shekels, and the seducer forfeits the right of divorce. ...
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Seduce (8 Occurrences)
... SEDUCE; SEDUCER. ... In the Deuteronomic Code (Deuteronomy 22:28) the amount is fixed
at 50 shekels, and the seducer forfeits the right of divorce. ...
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Seduced (7 Occurrences)

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Villainy (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The quality or state of being a villain, or villainous; extreme depravity;
atrocious wickedness; as, the villainy of the seducer. ...
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Gallant (1 Occurrence)
... blood. 5. (n.) One fond of paying attention to ladies. 6. (n.) One who
woos; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer. 7. (vt ...
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Seducers (1 Occurrence)

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Crimes (22 Occurrences)
... with the same meaning; apoplanao, "to lead astray"; planao, "to go astray," "deceive,"
"err," "seduce"; and goes, "a wizard," "an impostor," "seducer." In all ...
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Crime (45 Occurrences)
... with the same meaning; apoplanao, "to lead astray"; planao, "to go astray," "deceive,"
"err," "seduce"; and goes, "a wizard," "an impostor," "seducer." In all ...
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