Hebrew Marriage

Hebrew Marriage

by David R. Mace


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608997831
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x (h) x (d)

About the Author

David R. Mace (1907-1990) taught marriage and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. He founded the National Marriage Guidance Council of Great Britain, and with his wife, was founder and president of the Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment in Winston-Salem.

Table of Contents

Preface v

Synopsis xi

List of Abbreviations xvi


1 The Purpose of the Present Study 3

2 Outline of Marriage and Kinship Patterns 13

Part 1 The Early Hebrew Period

1 The Evolutionary Theory of Semitic Marriage 35

2 The Background of Hebrew Culture 44

3 The Structure of Hebrew Society 60

4 Survivals of Matriarchy? 76

5 The Levirate Marriage 95

Part 2 The Old Testament Period

1 Monogamy and Polygamy 121

2 Mating Regulations 142

3 Marriage Customs and Ceremonies 165

4 Husband and Wife 184

5 Parents and Children 201

6 The Misuse of Sex 221

7 The Dissolution of Marriage 241

Conclusion 261

Index of Subjects 267

Index of Proper Names 269

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