Liberal skeptics have chastised the Old Testament as damnably anti-female, and one of their claimed reasons for this opinion is that the 10th Commandment allegedly depersonalizes a man's wife and daughter by equating them with his ox, his donkey, and his house (Exodus 20:17). The skeptics are helped along in their hostility by the occasional koo-koo Christian ministry that proclaims a man's wife or daughter his "property"! I myself have heard and read such nonsense in a few places. They are the cracked rightward image of koo-koo leftist Christian groups.
Jack is the teaching elder of Ironworks Pike Community Church. He is a graduate of Columbia Biblical Seminary http://www.ciu.edu.