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Marriage According to the Bible

MARRIAGE = MAN + WOMAN (NUCLEAR FAMILY) Genesis 2:24 MAN + BROTHER'S WIDOW (LEVIRATE MARRIAGE) Genesis 38:6-10 +1 wives subordinate to their husbands -interfaith marriages forbidden -marriages generally arranged, not based on romantic love widow who had not borne a son required to marry her brother in law -must submit sexually to her new husband -bride who could not prove her virginity was stoned to death RAPIST HIS VICTIM Deuteronomy 22:28-29 MAN + WIVES + CONCUBINES Abraham (2 concubines), Gideon (1), Nahor (1), Jacob (1), Eliphaz (1), Gideon (2 1), Caleb (2), Manassah (1), Solomon (300), Belshazzar (> 1) +1 -virgin who is raped must marry her rapist rapist must pay victim's father 50 shekels of silver for property loss MALE SOLDIER + PRISONER OF WAR Numbers 31:1-18, Dectoronomy 21:11-14 MAN + WOMAN + WOMAN'S PROPERTY Genesis 16 under Moses' command, Israelites kill every Midianite man, woman and child; save for the virgin girls who are taken as spoils of war -wives must submit sexually to their new owners +1 +1 -man could acquire his wife's property including her slaves MAN + WOMAN + WOMAN + WOMAN (POLYGANY) MALE SLAVE + FEMALE SLAVE Exodus 21:4 Lamech (2 wives), Esau (3), Jacob (2), Ashur (2), Gideon (many), Elkanah (2), David (many), Solomon (700), Rehaboam (3), Abijah (14), Jehoram, Joash, Ahab, Jeholachin, Belshazzar +1 slave owner could assign female slaves to his male slaves -female slaves must submit sexually to their new husbands

Marriage According to the Bible

shared by kcatoto on Jan 24
Let me just mention that I am not against Christianity or against religion as a whole. I am against people using religion as an excuse to support their xenophobia, racism and sexism. With that said, e...


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