Escort History - Escorts In the Bible
In Babylon, Syria, Canaan, Arabia, and Phoenicia sex with one of the temple Escorts was thought to heighten fertility among both men and women. The historian Herodotus tells of a Babylonian custom that required every escort to sit in the temple of the goddess Ishtar until chosen by a stranger for sexual relations. A man would toss a coin in a escorts’s lap. If the escort accepted the coin and his sexual desires, the escort would have paid her obligation to the goddess and be free to return to her normal life.