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  Eunuch Ministry in India
In some case by knowing that their son is a Eunuch, the parents themselves ill treat him and send him out of the house as having a eunuch in the family is an abomination to their family prestige.
NOTE: The Eunuchs are forbidden to enter in to the Temple and they were not considered as equal citizens with others and officially their names were not included in the list of families.
The Eunuchs also have the body, soul and spirit; they are fully human and need to be reached with the love of Christ by all means and at any cost.
www.agapeindia.com /eunuch_bible.htm   (1705 words)

  
  EUNUCH
Three provisions in the Code of Hammurabi refer to adoption involving "the son of a girsequ" (eunuch) or "the son of a salzikrum" (a compound word from woman and male).
Therefore the child is the natural child of the eunuch or of the male woman, which means the eunuch and the male woman are able to procreate.
The law states that, unlike the case for some other children, the adoption of a son of a eunuch or male woman is irreversible, and it places severe corporal punishments on adoptees who attempt to circumvent these laws by contesting their adoptions.
www.gendertree.com /Eunuch.htm   (1144 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: eunuch
The practice was established before 700 BC and accounts of eunuchs are known throughout history.
The English word eunuch is from the Greek eune ("bed") and ekhein ("to keep"), effectively "bed keeper." This indicates the traditional role of the eunuch—as a reliable keeper of a ruler's harem.
Eunuchs, or 'castrati' develop many of the secondary sex characteristics of females, especially a higher voice, absence of a beard, and scanty body hair.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=eunuch   (633 words)

  
 The Eunuch Archive
The Eunuch Archive is a friendly support site for the Eunuch Community
This site contains content that might be considered offensive.
Until then, you can access the stories from here.
www.eunuch.org   (90 words)

  
 Hanzi Smatter 一知半解: Eunuch
The value of such employment—certain eunuchs gained immense power that may supersede that of the prime ministers—was such that self-castration had to be made illegal.
The justification of the employment of eunuchs as high-ranking civil servants was that, since they were incapable of having children, they would not be tempted to seize power and start a dynasty.
BME has quite a lively eunuch community, many of whom were castrated as part of a fetish or spiritual act.
www.hanzismatter.com /2005/01/eunuch.html   (1280 words)

  
  Eunuch - LoveToKnow 1911
Narses, the famous general under Justinian, was a eunuch, as was also Hermias, governor of Atarnea in Mysia, to whose manes the great Aristotle offered sacrifices, besides celebrating the praises of his patron and friend in a poem (still extant) addressed to Virtue (see Lucian's dialogue entitled Eunuchus).
The capacity of eunuchs for public affairs is strikingly illustrated by the histories of Persia, India and China; and considerable power was exercised by the eunuchs under the later Roman emperors.
Mention must here also be made of the class of voluntary eunuchs, who have emasculated themselves, or caused the operation to be performed on them, for the avoidance of sexual sin or temptation.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Eunuch   (533 words)

  
  JewishEncyclopedia.com - EUNUCH   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eunuchs were more expensive than ordinary slaves, but there was no difficulty in obtaining them.
Josephus shows that eunuchs were important members of a regal household, especially under Herod the Great, the care of whose drink was entrusted to one, the bringing of his supper to another, and the putting of him to bed to a third, "who also managed the principal affairs of the government" ("Ant." xvi.
A eunuch of either kind is not to be judged as a rebellious son (see Deut.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=515&letter=E   (486 words)

  
 Chinese Cultural Studies: Mary M. Anderson, Hidden Power: The Palace Eunuchs of Imperial China
Eunuchs, males who have been rendered sexually impotent by mutilation or removal of the external genitals, served as palace menials, harem watch-dogs, and spies for rulers in most of the ancient world kingdoms stretching from Rome, Greece, and North Africa, through the biblical lands, and on across the Man continent.
Eunuchs were easily recognizable by their high falsetto voices (for which they were derisively called "crows"), as well as their want of beards, their cringing, hang-dog demeanor, and often their bloated appearance -though in old age they invariably became thin and deeply wrinkled, making them look like old women.
Eunuchs were so extremely sensitive to any reference to their deficiency, it is said, that such items as a spoutless teapot or a tailless dog were never mentioned in their presence.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /core9/phalsall/texts/eunuchs1.html   (3556 words)

  
 Eunuch
In the Middle East the eunuch was castrated for practical reasons, and served in positions where only castrated men were allowed.
The eunuchs were either guards and servants in harems or chamberlains to kings.
These were the original positions for the eunuchs, but many succeeded in climbing in social status, and could reach positions like bodyguards, confidential advisers, ministers, even generals and admirals.
lexicorient.com /e.o/eunuch.htm   (282 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for eunuch
Eunuchs were used as guardians of harems in ancient China and in the Persian empire of the Achaemenids and also at the courts of the Byzantine emperors and the Ottoman sultans.
From remote antiquity on, eunuchs were employed in the Middle East and China as guards and servants in harems or other women's quarters and as chamberlains to kings.
Book-ends: the role of the eunuch and the hermaphrodite in Nicolas Venette's Tableau de l'amour considere dans l'estat du mariage.(Critical Essay)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=eunuch   (738 words)

  
 Chinese Cultural Studies: The Death of the Last Emperor's Last Eunuch, 1996
Aside from the emperor, eunuchs were generally the only men trusted t enter the inner courtyards of the palace, where the women of the imperial family and harem lived.
Sun's biographer, Jia Yinghua, said that the last eunuch was memorialized in a traditional ceremony at the Guanghua Temple in Beijing, where family laid a gold cloth across his face put rings on his fingers, and shrouded him in white silk embroidered with the dragon and pheonix emblems of China's imperial tradition.
Sun was born, Li Lianyang accumulated vast influence as the, favorite eunuch of the Empress Dowager Cixi, one of the greatest purveyors of Imperial poiftics.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/eunuchs2.html   (1028 words)

  
 The Ethiopian Eunuch Finds Joy
The eunuch is intrigued that part of the pain and suffering of this man is that he would die childless.
Remember the eunuch had access to all the treasures of Ethiopia, and his wealth doubtless was the only reason he had had any measure of acceptance and respect while he was in Jerusalem, but that wealth is not necessary to full acceptance in the heavenly Jerusalem!
The tradition among the early Christians and that is testified by the church fathers was that this eunuch went on to become the "father" of the church in Ethiopia.
www.knoxseminary.org /Prospective/Faculty/KnoxPulpit/wgage_eunuch.html   (3832 words)

  
 Eunuch
But although eunuchs have endured more than their fair share of scorn and ridicule over the centuries, many ancient cultures acknowledged that despite their literal "lack of balls", eunuchs were not (necessarily) cowards.
Although the musical ability of eunuchs had long been recognized in other cultures, and had no doubt been part of the Catholic music scene itself for quite some time, the Catholic Church did not officially acknowledge these boy “castrati” until 1599 when Pope Clement VIII became smitten with the sweetness and flexibility of their voices.
One thing is certain, the persistence of the eunuch (as a social role) over countless millennia of human existence suggests to us that the human psyche longs to express itself in forms more complicated than the simple dualism of “male” and “female”.
www.rotten.com /library/sex/castration/eunuch   (2787 words)

  
 Columbia Encyclopedia- eunuch - AOL Research & Learn
The custom of employing eunuchs as servants in wealthy or royal households is very ancient; it reached its epitome at the court of Constantinople under the Byzantine emperors, from whom the Ottoman sultans adopted it.
Eunuchs often rose to high position, the Byzantine general Narses being the most celebrated example.
In the Muslim world the use of eunuchs was far less common than is generally believed; however, the sale of young males to be eunuchs was formerly an important element in African trade.
reference.aol.com /columbia/_a/eunuch/20051206005109990031   (208 words)

  
 Eunuch - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Eunuch (Greek, eunouchos, “keeping the bed”), castrated human male.
From ancient times, in the Far and Middle East eunuchs were used to take charge...
Kazoo, flattened pipe of metal or plastic, about 10 cm (4 in) long and closed at one end, with a side hole covered by a membrane.
au.encarta.msn.com /Eunuch.html   (119 words)

  
 Eunuch
In the Middle East the eunuch was castrated for practical reasons, and served in positions where only castrated men were allowed.
The eunuchs were either guards and servants in harems or chamberlains to kings.
And also the fact that eunuchs never could have any children made them less threatening for rulers and important people: the eunuchs had no sons who could challenge their own sons' future positions.
i-cias.com /e.o/eunuch.htm   (282 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Indian court rejects eunuch mayor
A court has said eunuchs are still technically men in a controversial ruling set to force a mayor from a job held for women.
Eunuchs have gone into politics, with Shabnam Mausi as the country's first MP Its immediate effect was to say that Kamla Jaan - a eunuch - did not qualify for mayor of the city of Katni as the post was reserved for a woman.
Although Ms Jaan, like most eunuchs in India, dresses as a woman and describes herself as female, the state's high court has upheld an earlier ruling that she is technically male and therefore fails to qualify.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/2724321.stm   (352 words)

  
 Eunuch - China-related Topics EU-EZ - China-Related Topics
The English word eunuch is from the Greek languageGreek eune ("bed") and ekhein ("to keep"), effectively "bed keeper." This indicates the traditional role of the eunuchandmdash;as a reliable keeper of a ruler's harem.
Eunuchs were also valued and trained in several cultures (especially the Catholic Church), for their exceptional voices, which retained a childlike and other-worldly flexibility and pitch.
The justification of the employment of eunuchs as high-ranking civil servants was that, since they were incapable of having children, they would not be tempted to seize power and start a dynasty.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Eunuch   (1084 words)

  
 BOMBAY EUNUCH   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bombay Eunuch is an intimate, moving portrait of one eunuch family¹s struggle to survive in today¹s changing India.
Relegated to the fringes of society, their lives often plagued by poverty and hardship, the hijras are at once a powerful evocation of tradition and an inspiring parable about the human will to adapt.
Through the voice of Meena, a 37 year old hijra and surrogate mother to a eunuch family of her own, Bombay Eunuch explores the challenges facing many in the eunuch community today, and offers a rare and insightful glimpse of the rewards that come with choosing to be true to oneself.
www.unaff.org /2001/f-bombay.html   (294 words)

  
 Eunuch Photos, Videos, And Journals
eunuch is a castrated man; the term usually refers to those castrated in order to perform a specific social function, as was common in many societies of the past.
The earliest records for intentional castration to produce eunuchs are from the Sumerian cities of Lagash in the 21st century BC.
In some societies, the notion of eunuch has been expanded to include men who are impotent with women or are simply celibate.
www.buzznet.com /buzzwords/eunuch   (128 words)

  
 The Ancient Roman and Talmudic Definition of Natural Eunuchs
Mutilated eunuchs are placed into a secondary rank after an extenuating type of conjunction "item", which I have translated as "moreover." Unfortunately, Roman law does not provide a statement of what exactly unites the various types of eunuchs under one general classification.
By this logic, the mutilated eunuch would be unable to marry because his bodily integrity and, with that, his dignity has been compromised, while a natural eunuch is born incapacitated and his integrity has not been injured by himself or someone else.
Eunuchs were considered like women, that is, cold; therefore their fluid would normally be watery and sterile too (Generation of Animals 2.7).
www.well.com /user/aquarius/cardiff.htm   (4375 words)

  
 The Legacy of the Ethiopian Eunuch - Z-InTouch Ministries 3.0
The eunuch of Acts 8:26-39 was important in his own world of influence—he was the Ethiopian queen's trusted chief treasurer.
As a eunuch, he could never have a family, never be a husband or father—he was alone.
Even worse, Deuteronomy 23:1 excluded eunuchs from the assembly; instead of finding the fulfillment he had pursued, he was no doubt turned away and humiliated.
ww2.intouch.org /site/c.7nKFISNvEqG/b.1042351/k.3566/The_Legacy_of_the_Ethiopian_Eunuch.htm   (1045 words)

  
 The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40)
A eunuch of Ethiopia, in charge of the treasury of Queen Candace b.
The eunuch expresses a desire to be baptized - Ac 8:36-37 a.
With the conversion of "The Ethiopian Eunuch", we are impressed with the simplicity of salvation...
www.ccel.org /contrib/exec_outlines/cia/cia_04.htm   (1475 words)

  
 Philip and the Eunuch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship.
He knew that this meant that the eunuch was a man interested in the Word of God and that his mind was centered upon it.
He doubtless explained to the eunuch that this is the message of the present time, the message or invitation to become heirs of God, and members of the great antitypical Messiah, the antitypical Prophet, Priest, King and Judge of the world.
home.comcast.net /~rday888/prints/acts8-26-40.html   (2558 words)

  
 The Chinese eunuch | Admiral Zheng
Well, the Bible speaks of 'the Eunuchs', the Chinese have been castrating people for thousands of years - how many were forced and how many volunteered is hard to say but people no-doubt did volunteer if we judge by today's community, and we know ancient tribes had two-spirit cross-dressers.
The Chinese eunuch admiral Zheng commanding the fleets during the early 1400s, and whose trips were well documented.
Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony.
www.transgenderzone.com /features/eunuchadmiral.htm   (875 words)

  
 What is a Eunuch? - at BibleStudy.org
Candace was the Queen of one of the Ethiopian countries and her eunuch was sent to Jerusalem to worship the Creator God of the Hebrews when Philip came upon his chariot in the city of Gaza over on the coast.
He was entrusted with her treasury and was well enough educated to not only have a rare copy of the book of Isaiah but was able to read it in the language of the Hebrews which would not have been his native tongue.
The major problem with being a eunuch or someone who was blemished in any way according to the judgments in Leviticus 21:20 was that it made a male unworthy to worship in the temple near the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
www.biblestudy.org /question/eunuch.html   (783 words)

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