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Torrey's Topical Textbook
A covenant relationship
The expectation of the promised seed of the woman an incentive to, in the early age
Ge 3:15; 4:1.
Lawful in all
1Co 7:2,28; 1Ti 5:14.
Honourable for all
Should be only in the Lord
Indissoluble during the joint lives of the parties
Mt 19:6; Ro 7:2,3; 1Co 7:39.
Early introduction of polygamy
Contracted in patriarchal age with near relations
Ge 20:12; 24:24; 28:2.
Often contracted by parents for children
Ge 24:49-51; 34:6,8.
Should be with consent of parents
Ge 28:8; Jdj 14:2,3.
Consent of the parties necessary to
Ge 24:57,58; 1Sa 18:20; 25:41.
Parents might refuse to give their children in
Ex 22:17; De 7:3.
Forbidden to contract, with their near relations.
Priest not to contract, with divorced or improper persons
Forbidden to contract with idolaters.
De 7:3,4; Jos 23:12; Ezr 9:11,12.
Often contracted with foreigners.
1Ki 11:1; Ne 13:23.
Sometimes guilty of polygamy.
Careful in contracting for their children.
Ge 24:2,3; 28:1,2.
Betrothed themselves some time before.
De 20:7; Jdj 14:5,7,8; Mt 1:18.
Contracted when young.
Pr 2:17; Joe 1:8.
Often contracted, in their own tribe.
Ex 2:1; Nu 36:6-13; Lu 1:5,27.
Obliged to contract with a brother's wife who died without seed.
De 25:5; Mt 22:24.
Considered being debarred from, a reproach.
Considered being debarred from, a cause of grief.
Often punished by being debarred from.
Jer 7:34; 16:9; 25:10.
Were allowed divorce from, because of hardness of their hearts.
De 24:1; Mt 19:7,8.
Exempted from going to war immediately after.
The high priest not to contract, with a widow or a divorced or profane person
Contracted at the gate and before witnesses
Modes of demanding women in
Ge 24:3,4; 34:6,8; 1Sa 25:39,40.
Elder daughters usually given in, before the younger
A dowry given to the woman's parents before
Ge 29:18; 34:12; 1Sa 18:27,28; Ho 3:2.
A benediction pronounced after
Ge 24:60; Ru 4:11,12.
Garments provided for guests at
Infidelity of those contracted in, punished as if married
De 22:23,24; Mt 1:19.