Engagement – Betrothe, Betrothal, Torah Law Studies, Bible, Scriptures

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MEN ARE REQUIRED TO ASK THE FATHER FOR PERMISSION TO MARRY HIS DAUGHTER

A man interested in a young virginal woman is required by the Torah Law to ask her father for the daughters hand in marriage and pay the dowry of virgins. What happens if a man sleeps with a virgin before marriage?
Answer: The father has the option to refuse this man, but the father is still entitled to receive the dowry of virgins. This law protects the father’s daughter because it discourages men from sleeping with his virginal daughter without asking him, because he has a right to refuse. It would be better for a man who has an interest in a woman to ask the father for permission instead of dishonoring his daughter by sleeping with her before marriage. The value or dowry of a virgin is high, see link below… Learn more (sister website): http://followeroftheway.com/womens-ministry/price-of-a-virgin-in-dollar-bills/
Read the Law:

A MAN SLEEPS WITH A WOMAN BEFORE ASKING FATHER FOR PERMISSIONS

Exodus 22:
[16] And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
[17] If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
BEWARE OF THE MISCONCEPTION:
Many people read Exodus 22:16-17 and think that having sex makes you married, but this is not the case. If the father refuses as is his right to, there will be no marriage. So having sex can not make you married.
Another Scripture:

MAN SLEEPS WITH A WOMAN BEFORE ASKING FATHER FOR PERMISSION (Not Rape)

Deuteronomy 22:[28]
If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
[29] Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days
BEWARE OF THE MISCONCEPTION:
Deuteronomy 22:28 is often more than not, thought of as rape, but this is the same situation as Exodus 22:16-17. The man entices a young virgin who was not betrothed to another man and they sleep together. The man is required to pay the dowry as in Exodus 22:16-17. The father still has the right to refuse as stated in Exodus 22:16-17.
The people who believe this scripture is saying a woman is required to marry her rapist, are not thinking straight. If that was the case than they are saying the father can’t refuse when a woman is raped. That is barbaric and sick! This verse is poorly translated in Old English and when we read it, we may think its speaking about a woman being raped.
See rape tab to learn what rape is according to Torah Law.

FORCED ENGAGEMENT

Exodus 22:16-17
[16] And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
[17] If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
YOU CAN NOT DIVORCE A WOMAN WHOM YOU HUMBLED WHEN SHE WAS A VIRGIN, BY NOT ASKING HER FATHER FOR HER HAND IN MARRIAGE BEFORE SLEEPING WITH HER
Deuteronomy 22:[28]
If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
[29] Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days
   

DUTY OF A HUSBAND’S BROTHER

Deuteronomy 25:
[5] If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her.
[6] And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.
[7] And if the man like not to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother.
[8] Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;
[9] Then shall his brother’s wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother’s house.
[10] And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.  


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