What Does The Bible Say About Polygamist Relationships?

Dec 30 '2022, 10:37 AM | By Chris

Depending on the religion you follow – if, indeed, you follow one at all – there are many ways of looking at a polygamy relationship. For Judaism and Christianity, the sacred Scriptures – the Bible – are a lifestyle basis. Through time, loose interpretations of the Bible have become popular among certain divisions of Christianity, but the Bible is still the basis for these publications.

If you are curious about polygamy or are considering a polygamous relationship/lifestyle, you may be wondering what the Bible has to say about it. Polygamy is only referenced in passing in the New Testament. But in the Old Testament, it is referenced directly a total of 33 times. Reasons for this differ, depending on whom you're talking to. Regardless, you have to rely pretty much on the Old Testament if you're going to try to understand the position the Bible takes on polygamy.

The Old Testament

The mention of polygamy occurs in Genesis, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, and Daniel.

The taking of a second wife is referred to regarding numerous individuals, all the way up to Abijah having 14 wives and Rehoboam having 18 wives. Mention is even made in 1 Kings of someone having 700 wives!

So, clearly, in the Old Testament at least, polygamy wasn't a problem. Quite the contrary, in fact.

New Testament Views

The mention of polygamy in the New Testament differs from the Old Testament, not surprisingly. Thanks to a number of interpretations, however, an exact guideline is hard to pin down. In Titus and 1 Timothy, the "husband of one wife" is referred to for church leaders. Here's where the dual interpretations come in. They are as follows:

• Interpretation one – A husband having more than one wife is prohibited only for church leaders.

• Interpretation two – A husband having more than one wife is prohibited in general.

Whether you believe in and follow the Bible or not, the choice of polygamy is a personal one. The Bible, as with most anything else, is something that is interpreted in more ways than one. Regardless, polygamy is a lifestyle and a decision that is arrived upon by consenting adults.

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