Women and the Law in Ancient Israel.

26 Dec

Women and the Law in Ancient Israel.

It seems outrageous now. But here are the customs and law in Ancient Israel. Girls Typically Married at age 12-13. Marriage without sexual intercourse is incomprehensible to the ancients. Adultery is a capital Crime for both sexes. Women cannot divorce their husbands. Only Husbands can divorce their wives. And Polygyny was permitted.


This may never be acceptable to modern society. However this is how things were at the time.

4 Responses to “Women and the Law in Ancient Israel.”

  1. infowarrior1 December 26, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    I will also add this link in support:

  2. Yaakov December 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    It is important that we realize we are talking about God’s Law – not something that the Israelites dreamed up.

    It is God’s Law that prescribes death for adultery; it is God’s Law under which there could be more than one wife in a man’s family.

    God’s Law is also eternal. (Matt. 5:17-19) It is God’s Law that Christians should be living and teaching to the nations. (ibid; Matt. 28:19-20; 1 John 3:4)

  3. ‘Reality’ Doug December 29, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    Ancient Israeli law as described seems less outrageous to me than the postmodern (postcivilized) law, but then I see the postmodern practice too. I believe necessity is a mother of law, and what is now is only creative destruction. We shall see who’s creativity will fill the void to come.

    • infowarrior1 December 29, 2013 at 3:00 am #

      Shall we leave it to chance. Or will it be up to us to formulate this new creation?

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