Is Biblical Marriage a House of Cards

February 27, 2015 8:13 PM

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When a friend of mine who is an Old Testament scholar gets asked by congregations to offer an adult study on "biblical marriage," his reply is regularly and succinctly the same: "You actually don't want me to do that."

He knows, you see, that such requests usually come from more conservative congregations who hope and expect him to confirm their views about marriage. The difficulty is that such assumptions often derive more from 19th century Victorianism than they do the Bible.

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