Old Testament 3

Posted: July 14, 2016 in Old Testament
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Last week we ended with the following question.  Did Adam and Eve’s children have sex with each other in order to
populate the earth?

Yes, their children did have sex with each other in order to populate the earth.

Also, Noah’s children married and had sex with their brothers, sisters and cousins in order to populate
the earth.

Here are two more examples.

Genesis 20:12  Abraham married his half sister.

Exodus 6:20  Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and Moses.

But aren’t these examples of incest?  The following scriptures forbid people to have sex with a close relative?

Leviticus 18:6  No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations, I am the Lord.

Leviticus 18:9  Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your fathers daughter or your mothers daughter.

Next week, why was sex with a close relative allowed in Genesis but not in Leviticus.  What was the difference?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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