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Hebrews and the right of women to choose or reject marriage.
Sun Nov 6, 2016 4:39pm

While the Muslim World trades women like kids trade baseball cards over here, the Hebrews forbade that stuff millennia ago.

Here is an example:

Genesis 24 King James Version (KJV)

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

7 The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

Now it is completely unimportant if this event actually occurred as written. It is important that this displays unequivocally that the woman had a right of refusal, at least at the approximate date of 1700 BC, 2100 years before Muhammad, and some 3700 years ago.


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