A friend and I were talking about why God allowed polygamy at one time, and I concluded that all polygamous marriages happened before God gave Moses the 10 Commandments. Are there no instances of polygamy in the OT after Moses?
Then that led us to ponder that no polygamous marriages in the OT worked out. Jacob was quite disappointed that he was given Leah to marriage when he really wanted Rachel. He favored Rachel's children over Leah's, and I think Leah rightfully experienced resentment. Also, Sarah was the one to suggest Abraham marry their slave so that he could have offspring, wasn't she? When Sarah had a child she became jealous of their slave and Abraham's other offspring, so sent them into exile. Please correct me if I'm wrong about any of this.
Did polygamous marriages ever work out with a happy ending in the OT?
Answer by Laura2U at 12:12 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 10:26 PM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:51 PM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by LostTheSlipper at 9:37 PM on Oct. 10, 2010
Two more unsuccessful polygamous marriages-
David's adulterous tendencies was his downfall, as he approached Bathsheba.
Solomon's many wives were a snare to him and drew him into idol worship.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:38 PM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:54 PM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:32 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
Answer by DawnDietz777 at 1:45 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
King David had a few wives, as did King Solomon, both after Moses' time.
Answer by Plum419 at 5:30 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
Answer by Kittty_Katt at 10:44 PM on Oct. 10, 2010