Deuteronomy – Chapter 25: Miscellaneous Laws II

Deuteronomy 25 continues with miscellaneous laws from God.  Let’s see what he has to say.

“If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her.” – Deuteronomy 25:5

Five verses in and we have misogyny.  The woman has no choice.  She has to marry her brother-in-law and have sex with him.  Sigh.

“However, if a man does not want to marry his brother’s wife, she shall go to the elders at the town gate and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to carry on his brother’s name in Israel. He will not fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to me.’ Then the elders of his town shall summon him and talk to him. If he persists in saying, “I do not want to marry her,” his brother’s widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, take off one of his sandals, spit in his face and say, “This is what is done to the man who will not build up his brother’s family line.” – Deuteronomy 25:7-9

Granted the man gets spit on, but he has a choice in the matter.  The woman does not.

“If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.” – Deuteronomy 25:11-12

ROFL!  This was a crazy bible verse Tuesday topic several months ago.  What more can I say?  God makes it clear that when two men are fighting, the wife cannot grab the assailant’s dick or balls.  ROFL!!!

“Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light. Do not have two differing measures in your house—one large, one small.” – Deuteronomy 25:13-14

Uh…sure.

Rules to live by, right?  No?  Then you just don’t understand the importance of putting women down.  J  Seriously though.  A window must marry her brother-in-law.  A woman is not allowed to grab an assailant’s dick and balls.  Biblical morals.

Coming Soon:  Deuteronomy – Chapter 26:  Firstfruits and Tithes

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4 thoughts on “Deuteronomy – Chapter 25: Miscellaneous Laws II

  1. I would think that the whole “Differing weights and measures” is all about just that–weights and measures.

    Don’t have two “One Pound” weights in your bag. Don’t cheat people when you sell them something by weight, or by volume.

    Other than that though….

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