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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Rick Beckman