This Weeks Torah Parashah is from Genesis 28:10-32:3(2)

This week's reading we see Jacob running for his life! He leaves his home land and searches for a wife. After having a dream about a ladder, he meets his future wife but ends up getting married to a pair of sisters.


23 thoughts on “Polygamy in The Bible (Weekly Torah Parashah)

  1. Paul where does it teach Jacob did not follow YHWH’s will for him? Jacob’s Mom was a Prophetess and YHWH spoke with Birth of the Children what would happen. Also Esau did not live up to the role of the firstborn. the Blessing given to Jacob was YHWH’s will, and was proven by the fact that YHWH came to Jacob in the dream at Beth’el and gives him the blessing from Heaven Himself. Jacob is one of The princes or leaders of YAH People True Israel.

  2. Paul you make the assertion after 6:41 that a man shall not marry two sisters. Actually, Leviticus 18:18 says that you shall not take a woman as a rival to her sister, to vex her (bring distress). What this properly means is do not bring contention into your marriage. While this has been interpreted to mean two full blooded sisters, the Torah existed from the beginning and reiterated to the children of Yisrael after they were delivered from Mitsrayim.

  3. You could add that God says He “hates divorce” yet the society is filled w/it & even encourages it to a certain extent. God also says fornication is wrong yet schools pass out birthcontrol to unmarried kids & parents unashamedly talk to their kids about “safe sex”. Yet, God does not say He “hates” polygamy nor does He forbid it, yet that is the thing society goes after as illegal. Divorce & fornification should be illegal before polygamy. I`m not a polygamist but facts are facts.

  4. Actually Paul that’s not what Torah says…it says a man shall not marry a sister to vex her …meaning if they are already rivals a man cannot marry sisters…BUT if they are not vexed or rivals a man can surely can marry sisters

  5. Not a problem Paul…you are a teachable and humble Yisraelite..we all can learn from each other!

  6. times change slow but messianics are SLOWLY seeing plural marriage as kadosh and approved by YHWH..sadly some have to pay the price of rejection so that the nation of Yisrael can receive the restoration blessing!

  7. Funny I was just reading this last night Gen28-29. Polygamy had its time & purpose just like a 70 year old man taking a 14 yr old girl had its time and purpose. When both Sarah & Rebekah asked for their husbands to take their handmaidens for “wives” is was for the bearing of children. Same with Rachel… and the men were not happy about it, you are correct the scriptures show the headache and hardships of it. This is why Messiah said from the beginning it was not so.

  8. David, a man after YHWH’s own heart who was to do ALL His desires, had many wives …

    “And David knew that יהוה had established him as sovereign over Yisra’ĕl, and that He had exalted His reign, because of His people Yisra’ĕl. And David took more concubines and wives from Yerushalayim.” 2 Shemu’el 5:12,13

    He raised up for them David as sovereign, to whom also He gave witness and said, ‘I have found David the son of Yishai, a man after My own heart, who shall do all My desires.’ Acts 13:22

  9. Jacob did as he was supposed to do the Lord said “the Elder would serve the younger.” I don’t know who decided that Jacob did wrong if it was according to God’s plan

  10. If you sleep when its dark out, then in some places you would be sleeping all time. They had child abuse in those days as well. Older men with young girls

    • Naomi Hukes

      Good thought! Soon these legalites will be in public scorn it seems….marrying helter-skelter and looking very promiscuous.

  11. I always thought the reason we shouldn’t have more than one wife was because that for every wife we had, we would have a mother in law. And man cannot handle more than one mother in law at a time! 5 wives, 5 mother in law’s! Aaaaahhhh!

  12. he says in the scriptures one man for one woman ?(10:19) where ? setting an example is interpretation of man not scripture . I understand your p.o.v Im glad you didnt say it was a sin .

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