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When Marrying Multiple Wives Is Not Forbidden

Biblical polygyny is a hot topic — and by that I mean, people tend to get passionate about it on either side of the debate. If you’d like to share what you think about it, come join our freshly launched (May 2020) polygyny forum!

Late yesterday, guest commenter LMT dropped a defense of polygyny that I hadn’t come across before: Progeny of a forbidden union were prohibited from entering into the assembly of the Lord. Given that the tribes of Israel came from Jacob and multiple wives, it can therefore be concluded that polygyny does not constitute “forbidden” unions. Responses? Be sure to read the original thread of comments for a furtherance of the discussion; no proof stands alone, after all!

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