Divorce and Remarriage: One Flesh
Divorce and Remarriage in Deuteronomy 24:1-4?
What is the function of the law on remarriage in Deuteronomy 24:1-4? This article argues that the long history of discussion on the purpose for the law seems to have been misguided. It calls attention to the explicitly stated purpose of the law in verse 4. The concern of this law on divorce and remarriage is to protect the covenant relationship between Israel and Yahweh. In this way, Israel’s position in the land of Canaan is protected.
Did Moses Permit Divorce? Modal "weqatal" as Key to New Testament Readings of Deuteronomy 24:1-4
Did the New Testament permit divorce in Matthew 19 and elsewhere? This article argues that an improved syntactic analysis of the Old Testament text shows Moses to have in fact issued a specific directive on divorce; however, that directive in Deuteronomy 24 was open to the kind of misunderstanding that Jesus needed to correct.
Secured Transactions And Personal Exemptions (Part 1)
Applying Exodus 22:26-27 and Deuteronomy 24 to the issue of loans, this article shows that biblical loans were not commercial, but charitable. By giving them, God's people showed that they belonged to Him. These laws of God were intended to contribute to the well-being of society.
A Biblical Justification Of Exemption Laws
Looking at Deuteronomy 24, this article discusses the relationship between creditor and debtor on the issue of taking a pledge. The author shows that God intended to protect the poor in refusing the confiscation of the pledge, and applies this principle to the church today.