Tag: marriage

  • 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 #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 #263: Law’s Compensation for Virgin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided instruction for Israel in situations where an Israelite seduced a virgin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, in situations where there wasn’t a preannounced wedding arrangement and an Israelite male had sex with a virgin female Israelite, fair compensation was to be given to the female’s…

  • Biblical Principle #259: Israel’s Mid-fight Protection of Male Genitals

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, if two men were fighting and one’s wife stepped in to help her husband by grabbing the other man’s genitals, her hand was to be chopped off. Explanation Apparently, GOD considered this “assist” from one man’s wife an extremely-unfair advantage to the victim, because the punishment…

  • Biblical Principle #255: Israel’s Justice for Rape

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed Israel’s just penalty for situations involving rape. Explanation GOD prescribed different judgments upon the Israelites for cases of rape depending upon whether the female who was raped was engaged to be married. If the Woman Was Betrothed 25 But if a man finds a…

  • Biblical Principle #237: King Not to Amass Horses, Wives, Wealth

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God forewarned Israel’s future kings not to amass horses, wives, and gold or silver. Explanation Knowing Israel would eventually desire a man to rule over them like the Gentile nations, GOD forewarned these Israelite kings in the Law, saying: 16 Wherefore he shall not multiply a…

  • Biblical Principle #234: Laws of Separation

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to avoid mixing seed in one field, yoking different animal types, mixing fabrics in a garment, and cross-breeding animals. Explanation We previously established that GOD told Israel to be holy (separate) because He is holy. It follows that, in close proximity to this…