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12. POLYGAMY IN THE BIBLE AND THE KORAN
Should a Christian man, who was a Muslim married to several wives, divorce his wives after he becomes a Christian?
Answers to a Question from Nigeria
9. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
How the Koran has Changed God's Old Testament and New Testament Commandments on Monogamy and Polygamy
(by Salam Falaki)

j) RESULT from the OLD TESTAMENT


The standard relationship between man and woman in the OT is monogamy. However, different polygamous relationships (excluding simultaneous polyandry) are tolerated in and regulated by the Torah. Nowhere do we find a commandment of a man having several wives to divorce them just for the reason of not being monogamous.

This already shows you one source of the diversity of opinions on the matter.

a) Those who highlight God's CREATION ORDER of monogamy discredit polygamy and demand of converts to divorce additional wives.

b) Those, who want to continue their polygamous lives and those who hesitate to demand of converts to divorce any of their wives, highlight the INDIRECT TOLERANCE of OT texts to polygamy.

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