HEBREW MARRIAGES (THE LAW!) “By Moreh Moshay Yisrael”

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A statement was made that once a woman is divorced from her husband she cannot marry another again. My response was:

Perhaps I may be of some assistance in answering the question as to the number of Husbands a woman may or may not have after divorce. I have highlighted in CAPS the operative words in order to hopefully shed some light on this subject matter.

First we have to understand what this scripture is, and is not saying.

Deut 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.

Deut 24:2 And when she is departed out of HIS house, she MAY go and be ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE.

Deut 24:3 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;

Deut 24:4 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 YHWH: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which YHWH thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance.

In other words, these passages of scripture states that If a man take a wife and for some reason he find something about her that is not to his liking, he may divorce her as a result. Once doing so, that woman can never ever marry THAT man again. This particular passage was, and is very important…Its important because Yah does not condone recycling in the marriage union. There is no such thing as passing a woman back and forth between the same men as is in Islam where a woman can return to her former husband but only after marrying another man and being with him for 1 year!!! It goes on to say that this sort of thing is an abomination to Yah, so it’s clear that he does not approve of a woman going back and forth between the same men.

Now, on the other hand, it does not say that a woman cannot marry another man that she has never been with…..There is no mention that this woman being married formally and divorced, is defiled for any man of Yah….Why? because that is a matter of choice…..It would be the choice of the one considering her for marriage as to whether she is defiled for him or not…..The scripture only indicates that this woman would be defiled to the one who formally wed her…..It states that she may go and be another man’s wife, and if you notice, there was no number mentioned as to how many times she could marry….This scripture only emphasis’s the fact that once a man marries a woman and divorces her, that she may never return to him again because she is defiled, why? Because its an abomination to Yah to do this.

Why was/is this law so important? because, during that time, one of the biggest dieties being worshipped was the moon God who was called by many names. According to the custom of the law of the Moon god worshippers, they could recycle a woman…A man was allowed to divorce her, however if she married again and wanted to be with her former mate, she would have to marry another man for a period of time, and then and only then may she return to her former husband…..In other words, she could only return to her husband, AFTER she had been with another…….Ludicrous.

Why is this law important today? This law is important because today, this very same custom is present in the world under the cloak of Islam….In Islam, the law is that if a woman is divorced from her husband, she MUST marry another for a period of time, in order to remarry her former husband. And in the non-religious world it’s important because the heathens don’t follow these principles, nor has taught their home born slaves these principles. As a result, many feel that if they get divorced, and during the period of divorce and or separation, they are with someone else, that they can return to their husband afterwards thinking that all is reconciled….However, such is not the case according to divine principle. In the eyes of Yah, she is defiled for that man, although he doesn’t know it, and they both have committed an abominable act as a result.

With our law, the emphasis is put on the fact that the former husband could never marry this woman again or be with her, because she is defiled by another man….Once a man is with a woman and she lay with another, she becomes defiled to her husband, for he is the only one to be intimate with her during their union and not another……For whatever reason he found something about her that he just couldn’t bare and decided to divorce her, does not mean that she can never marry again…..And if the second husband find something in her that he doesn’t care for, he too has the option to divorce her, as much as she has the right to remarry another man, if he chooses to take her on…….

In short, the answer to the question is, There is no limit to how many times a woman can marry…..In addition, Yah stated that for this woman to marry the same man again, that would be ABOMINABLE. Yah said for her to go back to that man is an abomination, but he didn’t say that it was an abomination for her to remarry……Also, there was no limitation on how many times she can marry once divorced…..This becomes a matter of the choice of the men who will choose to take her on. However in most cases, Godly men would suspect that something must be seriously wrong with her in that she can’t keep a husband and would probably not take her to wife anyway, so he choices may be limited in that regard, but knowing that one mans poison may be another mans food, comes into play and so there may be others that would be willing to engage her in matrimony.

Now if a woman is still married, or not married at all and has numerous children by others, and someone decides to marry this woman, she has broken no laws, nor has the man who taking her into his life….If the man who plans on wedding her decides to do so, that is his option….Its clear that he didn’t or doesn’t find this woman unseemly, nor has the Most high, (unless she is still married, then that would be adultery). The fact that this woman was divorced from one man for whatever reason does not mean that she may not be suitable for another man. The first husband may not have liked the fact that she doesn’t clean the house as much, where there is another man that might not find that a problem, etc. However, if this woman was divorced for playing the harlot, I would think that any man of Yah would not want to have such a woman for a wife, but at the same time, this does not rule out the fact that she can marry again…Why? because we all have a past, and because we all have sinned in the past, does not mean that one cannot change. We just can’t write a person off because they were divorced from another man to say that they are not fit for any man of Yah….We just don’t know that, nor is that a choice for another person to make for someone else…..At the same time, nowhere in this scripture is there any such indication of that either……So, it is a personal choice as to whether a woman is defiled to a man or not, (with the exception of the former husband) because what one man won’t except, another may.

Yah has not put a stipulation on this law of a woman marrying after divorce, only on the return of this same woman to her former husband after being with another.

However, A man of Yah may not choose to wed a woman that has been around the block many times over for personal reasons, but at the same time, there is one that would take this woman, for various reasons….Have they transgressed, NO, THEY HAVE NOT!!!!…..Is the man using wisdom in choosing a woman that was wed numerous times with no success?….that’s a matter of opinion and personal choice and something that only time will reveal.

I would say this, a woman who has been with a man in marriage and is divorced, is still a candidate for whom ever will decide to take her hand in marriage, with the exception of the former husbands.

I hope this has shed some light on the subject matter concerning how many husbands can a woman have, as well as shedding some light on the Hebraic mindset concerning the same.

Shalom Ach

Moreh Moshay Yisrael
New York


~ by tellitlikeitizsista on October 2, 2010.

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