Marriage Laws

63.To be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28)

64.That a eunuch shall not marry a daughter of Israel (Deut. 23:2)

65.That a bastard [Heb.mamzer = illegitimate son] shall not marry the daughter of a Jew (Deut.23:3)

66.That an Ammonite or Moabite shall never marry the daughter of an Israelite (Deut. 23:4)

67.Not to exclude a descendant of Esau from the community of Israel for three generations (Deut. 23:8-9)

68.Not to exclude an Egyptian from the community of Israel for three generations (Deut. 23:8-9)

69.That there shall be no harlot (in Israel); that is, that there shall be no intercourse with a woman, without previous marriage with a deed of marriage, formal declaration of marriage or serious intentions of marriage (Deut.23:18)

70.To take a wife by the sacrament of marriage (Deut.24:1)

71.That the newly married husband shall (be free) for one year to rejoice with his wife (Deut. 24:5)

72.That a bridegroom shall be exempt for a whole year from taking part in any public labor, such as military service, guarding the wall and similar duties (Deut. 24:5)

73. If a Man takes another wife he must not withhold food, clothing or conjugal rights from his current wives. (Ex. 21:10)

74.That the woman suspected of adultery shall be dealt with as prescribed in the Torah (Num. 5:30)

75.That one who defames his wife’s honor (by falsely accusing her of unchastity before marriage) must live with her all his lifetime (Deut. 22:19)

76.That a man may not divorce his wife concerning whom he has published an evil report (about her unchastity before marriage) (Deut. 22:19)

77.To divorce by a formal written document (Deut. 24:1)

78.That one who divorced his wife shall not remarry her, if after the divorce she had been married to another man (Deut. 24:4)

79.That a widow whose husband died childless must not be married to anyone but her deceased husband’s brother (Deut. 25:5) (this is only in effect insofar as it requires the procedure of release below).

80.To marry the widow of a brother who has died childless (Deut.25:5) (this is only in effect insofar as it requires the procedure of release below )

81.That the widow formally release the brother-in-law (if he refuses to marry her) (Deut. 25:7-9)

585.That the King shall not take an excessive number of wives (Deut. 17:17)


Marriage in ancient Rome was a strictly monogamous institution: a Roman citizen by law could have only one spouse at a time. The practice of monogamy distinguished the “Greeks and Romans” from other ancient civilizations, such as (the Israelites, the Egyptians, the Ethopians, the Persians and many more) in which elite males typically had multiple wives. Greco-Roman monogamy may have arisen from the egalitarianism of the “Democratic and Republican” political systems of the city-states. It is one aspect of ancient “Roman Culture” that was embraced by early “Christianity,” which in turn perpetuated it as an ideal in later “Western culture” (American Culture, British Culture, etc.).

“And this witness will be heard for a witness against them. For they will forget all My commandments, [even] all that I command them, and they will walk after the Gentiles, And after their uncleanness, and after their shame, and will serve their gods, and these will prove an offence and a tribulation and an affliction and a snare to them. And many will perish and they will be taken captive, and will fall into the hands of the enemy, because they have forsaken My ordinances and My commandments, and the festivals of My covenant, And My sabbaths, and My holy place which I have made holy for Myself in their midst, and My tabernacle, and My sanctuary,” Book of Jubilees 1:11 -14

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