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The only reason is for fornication, not adultery since adultery can just be lust in the heart but fornication is the very sex act. Men was not allowed to sleep with just anyone
Eric Dierker says
I wrote a hub on divorce
Judah's Daughter says
Fornication involves married and unmarried. The reason it does not say adultery is a reason for divorce because it has two definitions
When a married person has sex with a third party, and when they lust in the heart. Fornication brings divorce
So then our modern notions (other than fornications) would all be sin. So is it a forgiveable sin if there is a divorce for physical abuse?
Fornication and Adultery are not the same. Adultery in Hebrew is naaph (Lev 20:10); Fornication is zenunim (Hos 1:2). Adultery in Greek is moichaó, while Fornication is porneia (both used in Mat 5:32).The difference is unmarried vs. married persons.
I know divorce and adultery are not the same I explained it in my post here
Read my definitions. You are confused about what fornication is. You say it is for single people and that's not totally true. It is for married people 2 & grounds for div
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Deborah Sexton says
This was the best that I could do also. And my horror is that the bible really only allows a man to divorce a wife. And the wife has no cause.
Ericdierker, Biblically speaking women are not "equal" to men on many fronts. No woman could be like King Solomon having 700 wives and 300 concubines. They're no women prophets or priests either. Only men could initiate divorce. Deuteronomy 24:1-3
In the Jewish life women are very important. They are considered precious in their men's and God's eyes. Women are allowed to divorce if there is fornication by the husbands. Yes the Bible speaks to the men, but there were many women of God who led
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