Quick Critiques

As we see in Exodus 22, a father is required to act to refuse his daughter in marriage if she has been seduced. We have a similar scenario in Numbers 30 if she has been tricked into giving a promise. The daughter's vow stands unless the father actively annuls it. If he is passive for so much as a day after he hears of it, the vow stands. In the case of a marriage vow she would then have a husband who would be responsible for annulling vows instead.

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:


What happens to an unfaithful wife according to the Torah? Mapping it out in a chart helps show that only one option ends with divorce as all the others are already covered by other punishments.

Do the Rabbis Have Authority?
This is written in response to the following comment I received in an online discussion.

How to get from 0 to Betrothed in 5 minutes!
The Bible gives us a few instructions for all marriage.

As Also Saith The Law
I have read several places recently that Paul must have been referencing Greek or Roman civil law, not God's law or the Old Testament.