Tag: Law of Moses

  • Biblical Principle #284: Israelite Adultery Detection Test

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided a test by which an Israelite could verify whether his wife was guilty of adultery—and a wife could prove her innocence. Explanation If an Israelite suspected his wife might have committed adultery, but couldn’t prove it, GOD provided a test where the truth would be revealed…

  • Biblical Principle #283: Penalty for Israelite’s Sex with an Engaged Virgin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses prescribed death by stoning to an Israelite who, while in town, had sex with a virgin who was engaged to be married to someone else. Explanation 23 “If a young woman who is a virgin is betrothed to a husband, and a man finds her in the…

  • Biblical Principle #282: Penalty for Israelite Couple Caught in Adultery

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite couple caught in adultery were both to be put to death. Explanation Israel had strict punishment for those caught in adultery: 22 “If a man is found lying with a married woman, then you shall kill both of them—the man that lay with the…

  • Biblical Principle #281: Israelite Forbidden from Remarrying Woman He Divorced

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid an Israelite from remarrying an ex-wife, whom he had previously divorced, once she had remarried. Explanation GOD told Moses: 1 “But if someone takes a wife and he lives with her, and it happens that she does not find favor before him because he found in…

  • 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…