The Midrash is an ancient commentary written by Rabbis on part of the Hebrew scriptures, attached to the biblical text. The earliest Midrashim come from the 2nd century AD, although much of their content is older.
Same-sex marriage in the Midrash:
The Midrash is one of the few ancient religious texts that makes reference to same-sex marriage. The following teaching can be found twice in the Midrash:
“Rabbi Huna said in the name of Rabbi Joseph, ‘The generation of the Flood was not wiped out until they wrote גמומסיות (marriage documents) for the union of a man to a male or to an animal.'” Genesis Rabbah 26:5; Leviticus Rabbah 23:9
Kind of throws a whole new light on this scripture doesn’t it? Mat 24:37-38 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark…
Update 30 minutes later!
I just found this using my Strong’s. In that same scripture, where it says eating and drinking, the word ‘eating’ is the Greek word ‘trogo’, which comes from the base word for ‘trauma’, or ‘to wound’. Most of the other places in the New Testament which speak of eating use other words that actually mean ‘to dine’.
So the scripture could actually read “Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were wounding and traumatizing and getting drunk, performing homosexual marriages, until the day that Noe entered into the ark…
Sounds a lot like the state of the world now. Look up brothers and sisters, your redemption draws near!