Saturday, March 28, 2009

Why Patriarchs Don't Really Read the Bible

There is no instance recorded of one of these trials by ordeal ever actually taking place, as divorce was so easy that a man could put away his wife at pleasure, so he need not go to the expense of even "a tenth part of an ephah of barley," on a wife of doubtful faithfulness.

--Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
in her commentary on Numbers 5

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