Category Archives: Maternal Lines

An Introduction To Maternity Denied In Scripture

Although we have spent a great deal of time in this study looking at women whose children were famous and notable in the Bible, it is worthwhile as well to look at women who, for one reason or another, were … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 25: A Case Study Of David Being A Man After God’s Own Heart

Acts 13:22 gives a familiar picture David as a man after God’s own heart:  “And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the … Continue reading

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Maternal Lines: The Patriarchs (Part Two)

Having looked at the importance of endogamous marriages to the patriarchs [1], let us turn our attention to three of the most amusing stories in the Scriptures that deal with the patriarchs pretending that their wives are their sisters.  Let … Continue reading

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On General Restrictions Of Marriage

So far in our examination of relevant biblical law to maternal lines [1], we have seen restrictions that only applied to certain groups of people, specifically priests, kings, and female heirs.  There were, however, some restrictions to marriage that were … Continue reading

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Maternal Lines: The Patriarchs (Part One)

When we look at the importance of the maternal line to the patriarchs [1], it is worthwhile to begin by discussing the men and women within the line and to see how they were related to each other.  The importance … Continue reading

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An Introduction To Maternal Lines In Scripture

Having already dealt with the laws relating to marriage and family that are relevant to the study of maternal ancestry [1], it is worthwhile to give some idea of the scope of what the Bible has to say about maternal … Continue reading

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Maternal Lines: An Introduction To Relevant Literature

As someone who enjoys both reading and writing a great deal, one of the pleasures of writing a lengthy project is being able to do some focused reading on subjects.  This reading can take many forms.  Since we are discussing … Continue reading

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Summary Of Relevant Biblical Law On Maternal Lines

Since in our discussion of the relevant biblical law to the maternal line within families discussed in biblical history we have discussed quite a few laws [1], some of them at length, it is worthwhile at this point to pause … Continue reading

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On The Striking Similarity Between Foreign Princesses And Prisoners Of War

Today, as we continue our tour through the biblical law relevant to the issue of maternal lines in the Bible [1], we come to a strange connection that many readers of the Bible are likely unaware of.  There were, in … Continue reading

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And She Shall Be His Wife Because He Has Humbled Her

From time to time I have pondered the problem of shotgun marriages [1], and as we wound up looking at the relationship between marriage alliances and the restrictions of divorce.  As we will shortly see, this connection is not as … Continue reading

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