ONE OF THE STRANGEST laws in the Bible, as far as I’m concerned, is this one about what should happen to a man who rapes a Jewish virgin.
“The man who raped her has to give her father fifty pieces of silver. He has to marry her because he took advantage of her. And he can never divorce her” (Deuteronomy 22:29).
Go ahead. Explain that one.
In the book of 250 Bible oddities that I wrote, Strange and Mysterious Stuff From the Bible, I led with that one.
I’ll not reprint the answer here. You can read it on the flip book I posted on my website: Flipbook.
The law is so troubling that I decided to create a short video on the topic. I just released it on Friday. It’s called Marriage by Rape.
I’ll embed it into this article for you. It runs less than five minutes.