Dating wifes cousin
Let's look first at how the Bible defines sexual impurity.In Leviticus chapter 18 (KJV), God tells us that we are not to have sexual relations with the following: Those who oppose cousin marriage often use "any close relative" to base their opposition on. The passage begins with "any close relative", and proceeds to describe all that God defines as near kin, followed by other sexual acts which God forbids.Furthermore, the Scripture clearly and unmistakably defines an aunt (a mother's or father's sister) as the parent's close relative, not as one's own.Historically, the Jews have never considered a cousin to be a "close relative" or too close to marry.Each of the following individuals in scripture were in the lineage of Mary, Christ's mother, or Joseph, his "earthly" father, who were chosen by God to raise His son.
They insist this list is just a general rule of thumb, not an all-inclusive command. To say that it is only a general list, you must wonder why God was so very specific that He included beastiality, homosexuality, and sex during a woman's menstrual cycle.In no instance did a widow become the marital responsibility of her late husband's son, or his brother's son.I will briefly list some of the individuals commanded or otherwise instructed in scripture to marry a cousin.If she had borne no children to her husband, her firstborn to his relative was to be the legitimate heir to the deceased spouse.However, the nearest kin was also required to have the approval of his first wife before taking on a second.