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Marriage Customs
Courtship
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Marriage, Marriage Customs
Marriage, Marriage Customs. Union between man and woman, sanctified by God as a means of maintaining family life. The idea of marriage was ordained by God in his instruction to Adam that a man should leave his father and mother, and he and his wife should be as one flesh (Gn 2:24). The first actual mention
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Marriage, Marriage Customs
MARRIAGE, MARRIAGE CUSTOMS The joining together of male and female in matrimony, as practiced by various cultures.The idea of marriage was ordained by God in his instruction to Adam that a man should leave his father and mother, and that he and his wife should be as one flesh (Gn 2:24).Several forms
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Courtship
CourtshipIn colonial New England, courtship and marriage, for young people at least, were still for the most part closely monitored and prearranged by their parents. Young men and women usually moved and associated in gender-specific circles, though interaction between young people of the opposite sex
Key passages
Ge 24:1–67

Now Abraham was old, advanced in age, and Yahweh had blessed Abraham in everything. And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his house, who had charge of all he had, “Please put your hand under my thigh that I may make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the …

Dt 25:5–10

“When brothers dwell together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not become the wife of a man of another family; her brother-in-law shall have sex with her, and he shall take her to himself as a wife, and he shall perform his duty as a brother-in-law with respect …

Is 61:10

I will rejoice greatly in Yahweh; my being shall shout in exultation in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns himself with a head wrap like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewelry.