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Examples of monogamy in the Bible

Reader comment on item: Westerners Welcome Harems
in response to reader comment: Q for Mr Pipes and Mr Herz: Doesn't our Bible approve Polygamy?

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Dec 11, 2008 at 22:00

Despite widespread cultural influence of polygamy in the Old Testament, there were plenty of examples of monogamous marriage: Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, and Samuel were all married to one woman (Moses divorced his first wife, and married a second).

Duet. 17 reveals God's instruction - "Neither shall he multiply wives" - the passage has to do with the selection of a King; however, would God would grant polygamy to the common man, yet deny it towards a king?

Nope, won't find it in the Bible, God of Abraham never endorsed/instructed polygamy.


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