How to avoid harlotry (Leviticus 21:14)? By confining fornication within the confines of the Godly Marriage (Matthew 19:5)! How to avoid premarital loss of menstruation and hymenal penetration? By studying the Bible for advice. One of the most uplifting stories ever told is the story of Isaac and Rebecca. Isaac had a nasty childhood that included death threats from God (Genesis 22:2).
But God compensated for any resulting psychological trauma by giving Isaac a partner in fornication: Rebecca. The manly man saw an attractive young girl by the well and the rest is History: Jacob, Esau whom God hated with all His Spiritual Guts (Malachi 1:3; Romans 9:13), Exodus, Moses, Jesus and finally our own Landover Baptist Church to carry on the Immaculate Torch of Godliness.
The story of Isaac and Rebecca also indirectly address the suitable betrothal age for women as it was for the patriarchs. We know quite a lot about Isaac and Rebecca based on the Bible, but sometimes the Bible also gives us a reference that we can follow. This is exceptional and, obviously, not quite as reliable as the Real Thing (i.e., the Bible), but much more reliable than any observational science. The Book that the Bible cites sometimes is the Book of Jasher. It is a source almost as good as the Bible and infinitely better than any Freudian psychoanalysis (in fact, -lysis means dissolving something and this inevitable indicates that Mr. Freud wanted to dissolve the anal parts of the body for easier penetration), the theory of relativism or the science curriculum. Below you can see how the Bible refers to Jasher to give its claim even more Godly evidence:
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
While the Real Bible is not too detailed regarding the marriage of Isaac, we know that he took Rebekah (or Rebecca) and penetrated her as everydecent husband who tolerates the command of multiplying (Genesis 1:28) does despite the repulsive nature of the marital act.
And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
OK. Now, what about Rebecca’s age!? Here we must refer to Jasher, but that is totally acceptable as the Bible accepts it as a reliable source of history. The Bible would never ever promote anything that wasn’t Good in the eyes of Jesus!
Jasher 24: 39-41
And they all blessed the Lord who brought this about, and they gave him, Rebecca, the daughter of Bethuel, for a wife for Isaac.
40. And the young woman was of very comely appearance, she was a virgin, and Rebecca was ten years old in those days.
41. And Bethuel and Laban and his children made a feast on that night, and Eliezer and his men came and ate and drank and rejoiced there on that night.
And there’s more.
Jasher 24: 44-15.
44. And Isaac took Rebecca and she became his wife, and he brought her into the tent.
45. And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebecca, the daughter of his uncle Bethuel, for a wife.
Ten! Problem solved! A Biblically suitable age to marry and start begetting during the age of the patriarchs! But there is more. The matters of the Jews are obscure and sometimes the Jews themselves know best what they did in the ancient times. In Medieval times, the Rabbis calculated that Rebecca would have been three years of age when she married Isaac (and they did consummate the marriage, as Genesis 24:67 proves beyond anydoubt whatsoever)!
1. Sarah gave birth to Isaac at the age of 90 (Genesis 17).
2. Sarah died at the age of 127 (Genesis 23:1-3)
3.The incident on Mount Moria (Genesis 22) and the birth of Rebecca happened at the same time, when Isaac was 36 (or 37) years old, same time when Sarah died (Genesis 23:1-3).
4. The verses all looked together tells us that Isaac was 37-years-old when Rebecca was born.
This fact that Isaac was sacrificed in his 30s is well attested by nearly all ancient sources and Rabbis.
Isaac was 37 when Rebecca was born and 40 when he took her in that tent. That means that Rebecca could have been 3. Thus, our Sacred Texts prove us that she was between 3 and 10 when Isaac took her with absolute certainty! Because of the Jasher connection, less certain than Balaam’s donkey (Numbers 22:28) but much more certain than the existence of the planet Uranus. That was then, this is now. We obey the secular law of the land (Romans 13:1-2) and wait for Jesus to dismantle this Earth that has forgotten the Fear of God (Ecclesiastes 12:13) and many other proud Biblical traditions.
To give you some insight, there are countries that still somewhat follow the Patriarchal code of marrigeable age.
Christian and false Christian countries generally follow the Bible the best (as expected):
- Equatorial Guinea 12 years
- Venezuela 14 with parental consent
- New Hampshire of the Godly U.S. of A. 13 with parental consent
- Republican Alaska 14 with parental consent [of course there has to be parental consent, that should be obvious every single time]
- Godly North Carolina 14
- Andorra 14
- Yemen 16
- Palestine 15 (parental consent)
Taoist-Confusionist-whatever countries do the worst: Singapore 21!
Basilissa (11-11-2017 06:30 PM): Thank you for this detailed explanation, Dr. White. This does clarify a verse which used to boggle my mind: Genesis 24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, ...
Mary Etheldreda (12-11-2017 08:24 PM): Fascinating, Dr. White. Last week the Washington Post reported that some jealous harlot attempted to scandalize a Bible-Believing Man of the Law (of the Bench technically, well, twice fired, but still). ...
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