Tag: Israel

  • Biblical Principle #280: If Israelite Bride’s Virginity Doubted

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided a means of settling claims from a new husband that his Israelite bride was discovered to not be a virgin. Explanation In Western culture, sadly, it is common for a bride to not be a virgin at her wedding day. Therefore, we may struggle with this…

  • Biblical Principle #279: First Year for New Husbands

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israelite husbands were to stay home and bring happiness to their wife for their first year of marriage. Explanation GOD told Moses: 5 “If a man should take a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one…

  • Biblical Principle #278: Israelite Marrying a Captive of War

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses gave instructions for an Israelite to marry a woman from a nation taken captive in war. Explanation 10 “Now if you go out to war against your enemies, and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands, and you take them captive, 11 and you see…

  • Biblical Principle #277: Land Inheritance for Israelites without Sons

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God instructed how Israel was to protect the land inheritance of Israelites who died without sons. Explanation The book of Numbers records a situation where a man name Zelophehad died with no sons and four daughters. The daughters went to Moses to ask that their father’s…

  • Biblical Principle #276: Israelite Childless Lineage Custom

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses included instructions for how to carry on the lineage of a deceased childless Israelite. Explanation 5 “If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s…

  • Biblical Principle #275: Inheritance Right of Firstborn Sons

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God included a provision to ensure firstborn sons received the traditional double share of their father’s inheritance. Explanation The Law of Moses allowed for polygamy, as was common in ancient cultures, dating back to Cain’s great-great-great-grandson, Lamech, per Genesis 4:19. A man having multiple wives introduces…

  • Biblical Principle #273: Do Not Deceive One Another

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told the Israelites not to steal, lie, or deceive one another. Explanation GOD told Moses: 11 ‘You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. Leviticus 19:11 OSB This phrase which is translated “nor deal falsely” in the Orthodox Study Bible is…

  • Biblical Principle #272: Vows and the Headship Principle

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses allowed Israelite fathers and husbands to overrule vows of daughters and wives under certain conditions. Explanation GOD told Moses He would release daughters and wives from their vows under certain conditions. Daughter and Father 4 And if a woman vows a vow to the Lord or binds…

  • Biblical Principle #271: No False Oaths in God’s Name

    Biblical Principles List Principle God forbid Israel from swearing oaths falsely in His name. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD said: 12 You shall not swear by My name unjustly, nor shall you defile the name of your God: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:12 OSB As we have previously established, GOD…

  • Biblical Principle #270: Financially Loving the Poor

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to be generous towards the poor who were in need, financially. Explanation We previously established that GOD instructed Israel to cancel debts towards fellow Israelites every seven years. One easy-to-anticipate side effect of such a requirement would be the increasing difficulty of obtaining…