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Revisiting Dinah And Shechem’s Marriage

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January 25, 2017

Not long we published an article on Genesis 34, where we showed that Dinah was married off to Shechem. The careful examination we took off the verse in Gen. 34, we found that Dinah at the time of her marriage was no older than 7-years-old. Prophet Jacob is seen in the Bible happily giving his… Read More ›

Early Christians Rejected Jesus’s Suffering On The Cross

Kaleef K. Karim In the previous piece, we presented a quotation from the 1st Century of Christianity wherein a group of Christians rejected the crucifixion of Jesus taking place. In this article, we continue to explore further early sources wherein certain groups in early Christianity rejected that Jesus was crucified. The apostolic fathers have frequently… Read More ›

What Was Rebecca’s Age When Given Away In Marriage? “Na’ar”

In previous two piece articles on Isaac and Rebekah, which can be accessed here and here, we established their respective ages when they were married. We showed from the Bible and ancient scholars that Rebecca was between the ages of 3-10, when she was married off to 40-year-old Isaac. In this article we seek to… Read More ›

Christian Apologetics (And Its Problems) In Miniature

Andrew Livingston I have a challenge for my readers. I want you to get on Youtube right now and find any random formal interfaith debate about Jesus. Or at least any debate about his alleged divinity or resurrection—the two most important topics. Feel free to stray as far from the top results of your search… Read More ›

Was Rebekah 3-10 Years Old When Married Off To Isaac?

The Bible says yes. This article seeks to complement our previous article on the age of Rebecca when she was married off to Isaac. We showed evidence from the Bible, and earliest commentaries on the Bible that Rebecca was married at the age of 3-10 years old to Isaac. Some Christian missionaries could not accept… Read More ›

The road to Shur, the origin of the zamzam well? (Rabbi Sa’adiah ben Yosef Gaon)

In the story about the wife of patriach Abraham, Hagar, and his firstbon son, Ishmael, in  the Torah  in Genesis/Bereishit 16:7 it was mentioned about a place named Shur שֽׁוּר. וַֽיִּמְצָאָ֞הּ מַלְאַ֧ךְ יְהוָ֛ה עַל־עֵ֥ין הַמַּ֖יִם בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר עַל־הָעַ֖יִן בְּדֶ֥רֶךְ שֽׁוּר An angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on… Read More ›

The Age Of Rebecca When She Married Isaac – Biblical Perspective

Kaleef K. Karim What was the age of Rebecca when she was married off to Isaac? According to Rabbis in medieval history, she was no older than three 3-years-old. The Rabbis deduced this age number for Rebecca, from the Bible itself. A second early source, puts her age at 10. Whenever Rabbi Rashi (or others)… Read More ›

London’s Child Marriages, 1500-1800s

Child marriages has been happening from the ancients of times. Although girls (or boys) who hit puberty weren’t classed as a child when they hit “puberty”, from the 20th century on-wards things changed. As puberty was the factor for someone to get married, from the 20th century on-wards it was decided on age. The age… Read More ›

Bible Evidence That David Married 12 Year Old Abishag

Bible Evidence That David Married 12 Year Old Abishag [Part 3] We once again return to the marriage of King David and Abishag. In the first article (Part 1: “King David’s Marriage To 12 Year Old Abishag – Bible“), we covered how old King David and Abishag was when they were married. David at the… Read More ›

Exploring 1 Kings 1:4 “Knew Her Not”: King David’s 12 Year Old Bride

In the previous article published on Abishag’s relationship to King David, we found out that she was 12 years old when she was married off: “King David’s Marriage To 12 Year Old Abishag – Bible“. Upon the article’s publication, we received a storm of comments on social media in regards to the article. We got… Read More ›

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