From: Mark & Mary Markham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 24 1999 - 09:28:46 EST
The culture allowed for a wife for legal heirs and many mistresses. This
passage says it is not good enough to have just a wife-- but one must be a
one woman man. Fidelity is stressed here as well as a marital bond. It would
seem that a good many people may be a one wifer-- but NOT a one woman man in
heart and mind. What do you think?
From: Theodore H Mann <email@example.com>
To: Biblical Greek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Married Only Once: 1Tim.3:2
>I've heard it said that this passage was intended to refute the practice
>of (legal) bigamy. Can this be read in that way? Was it common at that
>time for a man to have more than one wife at the same time?
>Theodore "Ted" Mann
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