What Was Rebecca’s Age When Given Away In Marriage? “Na’ar”
Kaleef K. Karim 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… Read More ›
Marriage of Mary To Joseph the Carpenter!
Kaleef K. Karim Recently we wrote a few articles on the history of marriage i.e., when girls were married off. You can click on them articles, here and here. This article examines how old Joseph the Carpenter was, when he married Mary mother of Jesus. 1. What is the definition of Apocrypha? If you ask… Read More ›
Bible: Child Marriage in Ancient Israelite times – Paedophilia?
In Biblical times people were married at a very young age. Girls were usually betrothed before they reached puberty – majority of the time the marriage would have consummated when the girl reached puberty, and that was usually between the ages of 8, 9 or older,(Note: when a girl reached puberty prior to the 20th… Read More ›