Deuteronomy 22:28-29

The topic of today’s crazy Bible verse focuses on the topic of rape.

“If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” – Deuteronomy 22:28-29

There is a punishment if a man rapes a virgin, but that penalty is a payment to the father.  Not death or banishment as many other much minor offense punishments are.  It’s a simple payment to the father and then the rapist gets to marry the woman!  Now the rapist can have sex with the woman all he wants and it won’t be considered rape according to the Bible!  The woman has no choice in the matter!  Granted, the man cannot ever divorce the woman, but there’s nothing stopping him from having a concubine.

Biblical law at its finest!


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