Deuteronomy 21:15-17 and its implications for polygamy in the Mosaic Law

Deuteronomy 21:15-17 provides implicit support for polygamy as a licit practice in the Mosaic Law. This assertion is contrary to the claims of some contemporary scholars. This paper provides a detailed examination of Deuteronomy 21:15-17 as well as critical interaction with and evaluation of counter claims made by various scholars. This paper provides clarity to the discussion of polygamy in the Mosaic Law with a specific study of Deuteronomy 21:15-17 in support of the view that polygamy was a licit practice in the Mosaic Law.

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