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What about Polygamy?

Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws

By Angelique Sijbolts

The Divine Code for January 24, 2023

Today: Page 435 - 436

Topic Chapter 4:6 - 4:10

A woman who is force against her consent to live with a man is not considered married, and if another man cohabits with her, both are examptl from liability.

It is allowed within Torah Law for a non-Jewish man to marry multiple women (if there is full public knowledge). If the courts decide to forbid polygamy or set boundaries on this, they have to ability to do so.

However, a woman may only be married to one man at a time.

Reading schedule of the Divine Code

Yesterday's Study Topic: 4:4 - 4:5

Tomorrow's Study Topic: 4:11

Curious about the whole page? You can read it in The Divine Code.

Sources: The Divine Code (4e edition) by rabbi Moshe Weiner

By Angelique Sijbolts


Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the website. She contributes for the admin of the website in English and Dutch. She teaches Hebrew to beginners and intermediate students at the Academy.

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