I grew up with these teachings. But for any of my readers who did not, I hope you will enjoy this.
Early in human history men married sisters, nieces, and close relatives. At the very beginning of history, there was no one else to marry. Adam’s sons had to marry close kin in order to ensure the continuation of the human race.
Adam lived to age 930, so he could have had hundreds of sons and daughters.
Then the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he had other sons and daughters. (Genesis 5:4)
Many of Adam’s sons married sisters, and other sons married nieces or grand-nieces to begin filling the earth. How else could two people carry out God’s command, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis…
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