Tag: Child Marriage

Bible: Does Numbers 31:18 Sanction Pre-Pubescent Marriages (Child Marriage)?

The answer for the above is yes! Numbers 31:18 does sanction child marriage. Let’s now examine the verse: Related articles: Bible: Child Marriage in Ancient Israelite times Age of Consent in European & American History 12 year old Mary’s marriage to 90 year old Joseph the carpenter   Webster’s Bible Translation Numbers 31:17-18 Now therefore… 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 ›