posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 07:22 PM
In the previous passage, from v6 of the same chapter, Paul was reminding the Corinthians of passages of idolatry in Israel’s history and warning
them not to follow the bad example.
These include the episode at Shiittim (Numbers ch25) where idolatry was combined with sexual misbehaviour.
In Revelation ch2 v14, the letter to Pergamum refers to the same episode in complaining about the same issue; “…the teaching of Balaam, who
taught Balak to put a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, that they might eat meat sacrificed to idols and practice immorality”.
“Jezebel”, in the next letter, is teaching the same combination.
Evidently the problem which Paul is discussing remained a living issue in the next generation on the other side of the Aegean