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The Bible and the Joke Book on
Patriarchal, Civil and Common Law
Perhaps more than you ever wanted to know about the
Bible and Marriage.
Answers to questions many Pastors and Priests will avoid or not answer.
At least stay tuned for the jokes.
|* Patriarchal Marriages and Polygamy
in the Old Testament.
* Was Moses
* Was God a polygamist?
* Marriage and the Joke Book.
* Sex in marriage, what the Joke Books say.
* The Church and State change God's Marriage laws.
* The 90 day wonder.
* A sexless marriage, except by mutual agreement, is
a violation of 1 Corinthians 7:3,5 and Exodus 21:10.
* Marriage, a Contract of Obedience and Protection.
* War and Marriage.
* George Gordon School of Law on Marriage.
* The marriage license and birth certificate makes us all slaves on
Big Brother's plantation.
* 32 reasons why not to have a Marriage License.
* Common Law Marriage.
* The reason for a modern day Marriage License.
* Polygamy's a vertically integrated corporation.
* In the Old Testament, God divorces Israel.
* In the New Testament, sister Judah divorces God.
* Can a man take back a divorced wife?
First - The Old Testament
Patriarchal Marriages and Polygamy in the Old Testament
|Genesis 4:19. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the
name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Genesis 32:22. And he (Jacob) rose up that night, and took his two
wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over
the ford Jabbok.
Genesis 36:2. Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the
daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the
daughter of Zibeon the Hivite
Genesis 37:2. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being
seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the
lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his
father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
Deuteronomy 21:15. If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another
hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the
hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall
be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may
not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated,
which is indeed the firstborn:
Exodus 21:10. If he take him
another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall
he not diminish.
In the Book of Deuteronomy
Moses delivered God's Law to the people including, "Thou shalt not
commit adultery". Many believe that Moses had two wives. If this is
the case, then perhaps polygamy is not adultery
but adultery is
Was Moses A Polygamist?
Some might be surprised to learn that Moses may
have been a polygamist. Although we cannot know this for
certain, what is fairly certain is that Moses had two wives: 1)
Zipporah (Exodus 2:15-16,21 and Exodus 18:1-6 2) and an
Ethiopian woman (Numbers 12:1-15). Of course, it is possible
that the first wife died before Moses married his second wife.
The Bible simply doesn't tell us.
Some have suggested that Zipporah and the Ethiopian woman were one
and the same. However, Zipporah was of the tribe of Midian.
Genesis 25:1-3 shows that Midian was one of the six sons born
unto Abraham by Keturah. Therefore, Zipporah was a descendant of
Abraham. Abraham was a descendant of Noah's son Shem, according
to Genesis 10:1; 11:11-27.
But the Ethiopian woman descended from Cush, who
descended from a different son of Noah, Ham (Genesis 10:1,6).
Therefore, since Zipporah was a descendent of Noah's son, Shem,
and since the Ethiopian woman who was a descendant of Ham,
Shem's brother, Zipporah and the Ethiopian woman could not have
been the same person. Furthermore, we can determine the timing
of Moses' two marriages.
The record of Moses' marriage to the Ethiopian woman is found in
Numbers 33:1-49,17, 11:35, and 12:1-16. This is much later than
Moses' marriage to Zipporah in recorded in Exodus 2:15,22.
1 Samuel 1:2. And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah,
and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but
Hannah had no children.
1 Samuel 25:43. David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also
both of them his wives.
1 Samuel 30:5. And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the
Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
18. And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and
David rescued his two wives.
2 Samuel 2:2. So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail Nabal's wife the Carmelite.
2 Samuel 12: 1. And the LORD sent Nathan unto David.
8. And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's
wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of
Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given
unto thee such and such things.
QUESTION: Who gave David
multiple wives? _________________________
1 Chronicles 4:5. And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah
2 Chronicles 24:2. And Joash did that which was right in the sight of
the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
3. And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and
|"I never could understand why a man should not be allowed
to have more than one wife."
"Well after your are married you'll how the law protects those who are
incapable of protecting themselves."
Comes now the State and Church making
Patriarchal Marriages, Polygamy and Common Law marriages illegal
licensing Civil Marriage and making Same Sex and Mixed Marriages legal.
in the Catholic Church, forbidding Priests to marry. (1 Timothy 4:3)
Marriage and the Joke Book
| Long ago I belonged to a
speech club somewhat like the Toastmasters.
I needed a joke for my talk.
So I opened a book titled
10,000 Jokes Toasts & Stories.
Under the heading LOVE COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE I found the heading
The chapter contains 594 jokes about married life.
Looking for a joke suitable for my talk, after reading just 13 jokes
found this joke. #2228.
"And just how many closets are in the house you just bought, dear?"
asked the sweat dear young bride.
"There are sixteen," replied the husband.
"But that's hardly enough, Bill."
"What do you want with more than sixteen closets? That, enough to hang
your clothes in isn't it?"
"Yes dear, but you will want part of one for your clothes, won't you
Reading that joke was a shock to me. I raced upstairs to look in my
I had a few shirts and pants and two pair of shoes. One for work,
the other for home.
But the rest of my closet was stuffed with her clothes.
Looking into her over stuffed closet I did not see any of my clothes. I went
to the children's room to look into their closet. Mostly her clothes.
Likewise the children's drawers were filled with her clothes.
I studied and cataloged the Married Life Jokes.
My talk at the speech club later that week was about the joke book and what jokes could tell us
about married life. My marriage was not happy.
Later, during the divorce, I studied lawyers by reading the jokes
|#7419 Lawyer: One who defends your estate against an enemy in order to
appropriate it to himself.
This joke, when applied to marriage and divorce, teaches that often, the only
winners in the divorce court are the two opposing lawyers.
|"Do you believe in marriage between same sex couples?"
"Yes, they need the 'benefits' of frustrating divorce courts,
huge lawyer's fees, and
Here is what the joke book teaches about
Of the first 215 jokes about married life, a
sample, they can be classified into four basic groups.
|(1) Marital humor not critical of either husband
or wife. (36% ) For example #2366.
|| "Are they a well mated
"Yes, indeed; he snores and she's
|(2) Jokes unfavorable to the wife. (56%)
||Hubby- "You are only affectionate when
you want money."
Wifey- "And isn't that often enough?"
|(3) Jokes unfavorable to the husband. (8%)
||Wife asks a friend, "Does your husband have any
favorite form of exercise?'
The friend replied- "Yes. Last week he was out seven nights
|(4) That marriage is not a happy state of
The joke book testifies that the
Modern State Licensed
Marriage is not a happy place.
|Government official- "Are you married or
were you married?"
Applicant- "I don't know".
don't know here were you married?"
Applicant- "I Oh, I thought you said
So there are seven times more jokes against the wife than
against the husband while 17% of the jokes indicate that married life
is not happy. No jokes reflected a happy married life. So the joke
book teaches, to be happy, don't get married.
Concerning the husband
the jokes about the husband say he stays out late, won't work and
|Away from home or out late
||Husband- (arriving home late) "Guess
where I've been?"
Wife- "I can; but you go on with your story."
|No desire to work
|| "You seem to have the oddest name
for your husband/" Said Mrs. Brown to her neighbor. "Imagine
calling him Theory. Why do you call him Theory?"
Came the reply, "He so seldom works."
“Good morning, Mrs. Smith. I’m from the gas company. I
understand that there is something in the house that doesn’t
Mrs. Smith- “Yes, he’s upstairs.”
|| Did you hear the one about the
woman whose husband was rapidly becoming an alcoholic? She
decided to use a recommended cure. She dressed up like the
devil and hid behind a tree so as to meet him on his drunk and
staggering way home late. When hubby came by, she confronted
him, dressed in her red outfit, long horns, red tail and
“Who in hell are y—you?” the hubby stammered.
“The devil you drunkard! The devil, that’s who!”
“Well, fer goodness shakes, Buddy, c’mon home, I married y—yyour
So why does the husband lack a desire to work, get drunk and
stay out late? The joke book answers, "The wife can't or won't
cook, shows no respect, spends too much of his money on herself,
especially clothing. She is bossy and nags and sometimes engages in
domestic violence against her husband. And there is little or no sex
life. (She does not love, honor or obey.)
|Can't or won't cook
||Wife- "Now Jack dear, if I do all the cooking for a
month, what will I get?"
Husband- "You'll get my life insurance and
|Spends too much money on herself or
|Wife- "You don't love me any more. When you
see me crying now, you don't ask why."
Husband- "I'm awfully sorry, my dear, but those
questions have already cost me such a lot of money."
successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can
spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to
report it because the thief was spending less than his wife
"Does a rabbit's foot really bring good luck?"
"I should say so. My wife felt one in my pocket once and
thought it was a mouse."
|Buys too many clothes for herself.
||"The clothes that make the woman are the ones
that break the man."
"She has positively nothing to wear and
has four full closets to prove it."
"What another new
dress? How ever do you think I can find the money to pay for
"Darling you know I'm not inquisitive."
Bossy and nags.
|Wife- "I'm going to give you a piece of
Husband- "Just a small helping please."
Mrs. Green- "You seem rather horse this morning , Mrs.
Mrs. Brown- “Yes, my husband came home very late last
A Mormon once pushed Mark Twain into a debate on the
issue of polygamy. After lengthy and tedious expositions justifying
the practice, the Mormon demanded that Twain cite any line of
Scripture expressly forbidding polygamy. “Nothing easier,” he
answered. “No man can serve two masters."
A good book about marriage is VENUS
ON FIRE MARS
ON ICE by Dr. John
Gray. Chapter 6 has a solution to the nagging problem.
||Wife- (heatedly) "You're lazy, you're
worthless, you're bad-tempered, your shiftless, you're a
Husband- (reasonably) "Well, my dear, no man is
"I'll be good for a dime mother," coaxed little
"Oh Willy," reproved his mother. "Why can't you be like your
father? He isn't good for a dime. He's good for nothing!"
|Domestic Violence, wife against
||"Does your wife miss you much?"
"No. She throws remarkably straight for a woman."
"So you broke an umbrella over your husband's head.
What do you have to say?"
Defendant- "It was an accident!"
Judge- "How could it
be an accident?"
Defendant- "Well, I had no intention of breaking the umbrella"
|Little or no sex life. Separately
covered below. The Joke book titled 10,000 Jokes is a book
suitable for family and children. As a result there are no sex
jokes in it. You can read other joke books for some examples.
Sex in marriage jokes are treated separately below. According
to the joke books, it is almost always the wife who is
||“After twenty years of marriage, our sex life
is like the Super Bowl.”
“You mean the noise, the excitement, the fun--”
“No,” he said. “I mean it happens just once a year.”
been experimenting on a lifestyle that involves living
together without sex. It’s called marriage."
When a wife behaves as described in the above jokes,
what can she expect from a husband? The joke books says, "Away from home or out late
- No desire to work - Gets drunk."
Second - The New Testament
1 Corinthians 7
Sex in marriage, what the joke
|Not long after the marriage, Tom and his
father met for lunch. "Well son," asked the dad, "how is married
life treating you?"
"Not very well, I'm afraid. It seems that I married a nun."
"A nun??" his father exclaimed.
"That's right. None in the morning, none at night and none unless I
The father nodded knowingly, and patted his son on the back. "Why
don't we all get together for a nice talk tonight?"
Toms face brightened. "Say Dad, that's a great idea."
"Fine. I'll call and tell Mother Superior to set two extra plates."
|“Sex in marriage is like medicine. Three
times a day for the first week. Then once a day for another week. Then
once every three or four days until the condition clears up.”
|"The woman went to see a divorce lawyer.
“I want out of my marriage, My husband’s sex drive is making me
“How do you mean?” asked the lawyer.
“He wants it infrequently.”
“I see,” said the lawyer. “Is that one word or two?
marriages, the chances of a man winning an argument, the chances for
sex likewise diminish quickly after the ceremony. Here are some examples from two
"He Wants Sex All the Time"
"We Haven't Had Sex in Years"
The 90 Day Wonder
| When it comes to employment,
in some companies an employee can be fired at any time for any reason.
In other companies with a strong union, or some government jobs, it is
virtually impossible to fire a bad employee.
In the first type of
business the employees are better and more productive, if for no other
reason, poor job performance can get them fired. Even showing a lack
of respect for either the company or boss can get them fired. So they
do a good job and treat their company and supervisor with respect.
In the other company, for example, those with the strong union,
there is a probationary period. Usually ninety days. During this
'trial marriage' the new employee can be discharged for any reason or
even no reason. After the ninety days and once in the union some
people reveal their true colors and become less productive employees.
Often there is little the supervisor can do about it. Sometimes, like
in marriage, it is more trouble to get rid of a bad employees than to
just put up with them. These bad employees are called '90 day
In a monogamous relationship, many men man finds themselves in a
'90 day wonder' sexless marriage with a disrespectful wife who can't
or won't cook, nags, becomes bossy, and spends all his money on
clothing just like the joke book says while on the other hand
he has a respectful, obedient, unmarried secretary who has not lost
her sex drive.
| As a result he has an affair, followed by a divorce and new
marriage to the secretary. The secretary turns out to be a 90 day
wonder since she is now safely in the 'union'. The result, divorce and
remarriage over and over until the man just gives up.
This guy married his secretary, thinking
he'd continue to dictate to her.
If polygamy were permitted the man might simply bring the secretary
home and introduce wife number two to wife number one. On the other
hand wife #1 might prevent this by behaving differently than as
described in the joke book.
After marriage many women lose interest in sex because they are
safely in the 'union' and can't be fired. The man does not lose
interest in sex. Perhaps polygamy is like a business wherein two or
more people compete for a promotion. The women are happy because there
is less sex and the man happier because there is more sex.
The sexless marriage results in unfaithfulness and
A sexless marriage, except by mutual agreement, is a
violation of 1 Corinthians 7:3,5 and Exodus 21:10
1 Corinthians 7:3.
Let the husband render unto the wife due
and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
If he take him another wife; her food, her
raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
1 Corinthians 7:5.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with
consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and
prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for
The result of Satan's temptations are shown below in joke
|Legal secretaries are girls over 18.
||An old Italian Mafia
Don is dying and he called his grandson to his bed, "Grandson I wanta you to listen to me."
"I wanta you to take mya 45
automatic pistol, so you will always remember me."
"But grandpa I really don't like guns, how about you leaving
me your Rolex watch instead."
"You lisina to me, some day you goin a be runna da bussiness, you
goina have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, a biga home and maybe
a couple od bambino, some day you goina come hom and maybe finda
you wife in be with another man. Whata you gonna do then? Pointa to you watch and say, "TIMES
|He is extremely satisfied - She's the best
little secretary he ever got his hands on.
|"My wife kisses me in the evening when I get
|Anna is a model secretary - types fast and runs
|Mr. Rounder- "(arriving home after
midnight.) - I'm tired. I've had my nose to the grindstone since
early this morning."
Wife- "Then you better get a grindstone that doesn't get
rouge, lipstick, and powder all over you."
|A woman came up behind
her husband while he was enjoying his morning coffee and slapped
him on the back of the head.
"I found a piece of paper in your pants pocket with the name
'Marylou' written on it," she said, furious. "You had better
have an explanation."
"Calm down, honey," the man replied. "Remember last week when I
was at the dog track? That was the name of the dog I bet on."
The next morning, his wife snuck up on him and smacked him
"What was that for?" he complained.
"Your dog called last night."
|An elderly married woman decided to have her
portrait painted by a famous artist.
She said to the artist, "Paint me with diamond earrings, a
diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, a ruby pendant and a huge
The artist said to his new client, "But you're not wearing any
of those things."
"I know," said elderly lady. "My health is not good and my
husband is having an affair with his secretary. When I die I
want that woman to go absolutely nuts looking for my jewelry."
To understand a proverb,
and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their
Drink waters out of
own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house,
thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife,
nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his
ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
(Drink waters out of thine
It isn't always the man who is
unfaithful. Many a man works all day in a hot, noisy, dirty
factory, or works in bitter Winter cold repairing roads while the wife plays around in her quiet, clean,
comfortable home as the abundance of milk man,
mail man and pool
boy jokes testify.
|A woman was in
bed having sex with her husband's friend, when all of a sudden
the telephone rings, she answers. After hanging up she says,
''That was Harry, but don't worry, he won't be home for a while.
He's playing cards with you.''
||A rich Beverly
Hills lady got very angry at her French maid. After a long list
of stinging remarks about her shortcomings as a cook and
housekeeper, she dismissed the maid.
The maid, with her Gallic ancestry, couldn't allow such abuse to
go unanswered. "Your husband considers me a better housekeeper
and cook than you, Madam. He has told me himself."
The rich woman just swallowed and said nothing.
"And furthermore," the angry girl continued, "I am better in bed
"And I suppose my husband told you that, too?"
"No, Madam," said the maid. "Not your husband ...
the mail man!"
George Gordon School of Law on
Regarding Marriage Licenses
|This is a four part series on marriage
delivered in 2007. To listen
click here or on the link above.
1. 32 Reasons Why I Don't Have a Marriage License.*
2. Common Law Marriage.
Interracial Marriage is the Reason for a Marriage License.
4. Polygamy's a Vertically Integrated Corporation**
|This is a seven part series on marriage
delivered in 2006. To listen
click here or on the link above.
Some subjects covered: The
three types of marriage (1) State Civil Law (2) Patriarchal (3) Common
Law + The doctrine of parens patrae + The origin of the Marriage
License has to do with mixed marriages + polygamy v polygimy + How he marriage license and
birth certificate makes us all slaves on Big Brother's plantation.
**God created polygamy and the State and Church made it illegal.
"I never could understand why a man should not be allowed to have
more than one wife."
"Well after your are married you'll how the law protects those who
are incapable of protecting themselves."
Marriage a Contract of Obedience
The Old Covenant was a marriage contract between
God and Israel. God promised to love, honor and cherish.
Israel promised to love, honor and obey. It was a contract of protection
and obedience. God protects and provides and the people obey.
Some women might get steamed when they see
that word 'obey'. Men do not have as much of a problem and here is why.
When a man gets a job, he promises to obey
the employer's instructions and follow the employers rules. In a factory that
might mean a foreman, job assignment and shop rules. No one forced the man to walk
into the employment office and ask for a job. But once he enters into the
employment agreement he is obligated to 'obey'. If not a 'divorce' follows.
And what does the employee get in exchange
for his 'obey'? He gets 'cherished' by his company. 'Cherish' included wages,
benefits such a medical insurance and a right to a safe workplace. (Protection).
It is an even trade and both sides benefit.
In the military, the soldier agrees to obey
his commanding officer. The government agrees to protect him as best it
he does his duty as a soldier.
In a kingdom, the citizens agree to obey
the king because the king agrees to protect them from enemies. That is
why the king provides the army mentioned above.
The Declaration of Independence contains
"(King George) evinces a design to reduce them
under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such
Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such
has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity
which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history
of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries
and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute
Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid
"He has abdicated Government here, by declaring
us out of his Protection and waging War against us."
The Declaration of Independence was a type of
Divorce Paper. The King of England no longer 'loved, honored and cherished' the
colonies. Since they were now 'out of his protection', they were no longer obligated
to be in obedience. They rejected King George in exchange for King Jesus.
So what does a wife get in exchange for
'obey'. She gets cherished which includes 'protection'. A husband is not
obligated to protect a rebellious wife, and a wife is not obligated to obey a
'wife beater' like King George.
| Why do many men divorce their wives and marry
their secretary? Could it be because the secretary obeys whereas the wife of
today thinks she should 'wear the pants'?
Me? Obey Him?
The Obedient Wife and God's Way of Happiness and
Blessing in the Home By
Elizabeth Rice Handford
The Old and New Covenants, Husband and Wife, Parents and
Children, Employer and Employee, The King and Citizenship all have something in
Love - honor - CHERISH
Love - honor - OBEY
At Mt. Sinai God promised to Love, Honor and Protect. In trade, the
Hebrews promised to Love, Honor and Obey. "If you obey me then I
will provide for and protect you."
For more info on the Old Covenant click here.
War and Marriage
| In times of peace
approximately 52% of the population are women and 48% men. That
means that about 2,000 women in any 100,000 will go without
husbands. Perhaps some of the 2,000 will become Catholic Nuns or
lesbians with no desire for a husband.
In the Civil War there were about 625,000 deaths. The total
population was about 31,400,000. So how many women were made
widows? And how many of these women had orphaned children?
So if half of the population are children and
if 52% of the 31,400,000 were women than we have 16,328,000
half were children then we have about 8,164.000 adult women.
48% of 31,400,000 = 15,072,000 males. Half
then equals 7,536,000 adult men. Less about 600,000 dead
soldiers = 6,936,000 men.
8,164.000 adult women less 6,936,000 adult men
leaves 1,228,000 woman who have lost or will not find a husband.
Many of the widowed women would have had children.
| So what do you think? Does the God of the Bible
still approve of polygamy? Or should the State license
marriages, forbid polygamy and take on the role of
husband to the widows and father to the fatherless?
) Polygamy, two or more wives at the same time.
( ) Licensed marriages, one wife at a time. Welfare
for widows and orphans.
Agree or disagree. The only way for every woman to
have a husband, especially after a war, is for many of the men
to take on the responsibility of having two or more wives.
( ) Agree. ( )
Which is best? For the State take on the role of
husband to the widows and father to the fatherless children or
( ) The State with subsidized housing, food
stamps, Medicaid and ADC (Aid to Dependant Children)
( ) Allow Patriarchal marriages letting
willing men take on the responsibility of the widow and orphan.
Which is best for the orphaned child?
( ) A single mother getting State subsidies and a
live in 'boy friend' who stays away until the Social Workers
quit at 5 P.M.
( ) A husband in a Patriarchal Marriage who can fill
the duties of fatherhood. (Jacob had at least 2 wives and 13
Who has the best solution for the Taxpayer?
( ) The State with welfare programs and the Marriage
License that forbids plural marriages.
( ) The Patriarchal Marriage set up by God in the Old
Deuteronomy 24:1. When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and
it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found
some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and
give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
God divorces Israel his first wife.
|6. The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast
thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon
every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played
7. And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me.
But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
8. And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel
committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of
divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and
played the harlot also.
14. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married
unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family,
and I will bring you to Zion:
18. In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the
house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of
the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your
2nd wife Judah
divorces her husband
by killing him.
Luke 19:14. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message
after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
John 19:14. And it was the preparation of the Passover, and
about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
15. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him.
These questions are for you to think about and come to your own
Question: Was the God of the Old Testament a
polygamist having two wives, Israel and Judah?
Question: In Matthew
25:1. (Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which
took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.") How many virgins
will Christ marry at the wedding feast of the Lamb?
( ) None (
) One ( ) Five. ( ) Ten ( ) ________
Can a man take back a
|Deuteronomy 24:1. When a man
hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she
find no favour in his eyes,
because he hath found
some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of
divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his
2. And when she is
departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.
3. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of
divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or
if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;
4. Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to
be his wife, after that she is
defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt
not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an
|What if a wife (or husband) has had an affair,
as in the jokes above, and contacted a venereal disease? When
the infected husband (or wife) learns the bad news from the
doctor, would this be a Deuteronomy 24 grounds for divorce
having discovered the hard way, "some uncleanness in her"?
from Strong's Bible Dictionary.
contaminated, polluted, unclean
( Has acquired a venereal disease)
Like a prodigal son, the
divorced wife returns
|In Jeremiah 3:8 above, God divorces Israel.
But God wants her to repent
and return to him. Wouldn't Deuteronomy 24:4 forbid any return of a divorced
wife? That's what most believe. And likewise, forbid the return, or taking
back, of an unfaithful
wife who played the harlot as did Israel?
George Gordon, in one of the lectures above, mentioned that
Deuteronomy 24:4 was designed to stop the spread of sexually
transmitted disease. A husband can not take back a former wife who has
caught a sexually transmitted disease (contaminated, polluted,
If he did take her back he and any other wives would likewise
become polluted. Wouldn't it would be a wise thing for any man who
finds his wife cheating to make an appointment with his doctor to be
In the past and still in some States, to get a marriage
license you must have a blood test. Why? To see if any of the
defiled with a sexually transmitted disease. If the
applicant is defiled a doctors visit is required in the hope of a cure
In the author's opinion, should a wayward wife repent and wish to return,
let her "get a bill of health" from her doctor and "give it into the hand of
her former husband". Then do as suggested in Hosea 2:7.
and write her a bill of divorcement, and
giveth it in her hand
"get a bill of health" from her doctor
"give it into the hand of her former husband"
|Hosea 2:7. And she
(Israel) shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not
overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find
them: then shall she say,
I will go and
return to my first husband; for then was it better with me
than now. (Luke 15:11-32 - Prodigal Son)
Jeremiah 3:1. They say, If a man put away his wife, and
she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her
again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played
the harlot with many lovers;
yet return again to me, saith the