Divorcement Bill In The Bible

bill of Divorcement, Deuteronomy 24 1-4, Divorcement BillThe woman was created as an aide suitable [עזר כנגדו, E·zer ke·neg·Do] for “the Man.” As bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh, she is “he.” When she rebels against his authority, his body is out of his control.

The woman who has learned to shape her life in service to her man, who will lay down her life in order to manifest her man’s dreams, goals and desires is called “a woman of worth” in the scriptures. Throughout time this kind of woman is rare and for a man to find one is to discover something that is more precious than rubies.

Who can find a woman of worth? For her value is far above rubies. The heart of her master [בעלה, her Ba·al] safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. (Pro 31:10-12)

But in the world we live in today, especially in western societies which have been so terribly perverted with the spirit of Jezebel which is at the root of “the woman’s liberation” movement, a woman of worth is now even harder to find. I believe this is due to the peer pressure which women assert on each other to rebel against what Yehovah told each of them.

“… your desire shall be for your man and he shall rule over you” [not Yehovah]. (Gen 3:16)

The Divorcement Bill Is Yehovah’s Answer To This Dilemma.

Bill of divorcement, Deuteronomy 24 1-4, divorcement bill, Yasher 21“When a man [אישׁ, eesh] takes [יקח, law·kakh] a woman [אשׁה, ish·shah] and masters her [ובעלה, Ba·al], and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found in her uncleanness [ערות, er·Vaw ], and he writes her a divorcement bill [ספר כריתת, Say·pher ker·ee·Tooth – literally, “a document of cutting”], puts it in her hand, and sends her out [שׁלח, shaw·Lakh] of his house.
When she has departed from his house, and goes and becomes another man’s; if the latter man detests her and writes her a divorcement bill, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, or if the man [האישׁ, ha·Eesh] the latter dies who took her as his woman.
Then her first master [בעל, Ba·al] who divorced her must not take her back to be his woman after she has been defiled [טמא, taw·May]; for that is an abomination [תועבה, to·ay·Baw] before Yehovah, and you shall not bring sin on the land which Yehovah, thy Elohim, is giving you as an inheritance. (Deu 24:1-4)

A man can not have any bone and flesh in his life who, when he asks her to scratch his ear, picks his nose instead.

Abraham Told Ishmael Told Ishmael To Give His First Wife A Divorcement Bill

In Yasher 21 Abraham (around 120) goes to visit Ishmael. When He arrives only Ismael’s woman and children are there. Here is part of the story.

Yasher 21:26 And Abraham said to Ishmael’s woman, My daughter, give me a little water that I may drink, for I am fatigued from the journey.
27 And Ishmael’s woman answered and said to Abraham, We have neither water nor bread, and she continued sitting in the tent and did not notice Abraham, neither did she ask him who he was.
28 But she was beating her children in the tent, and she was cursing them, and she also cursed her husband Ishmael and reproached him, and Abraham heard the words of Ishmael’s woman to her children, and he was very angry and displeased.

Abraham leaves a message for Ishmael to give this woman a divorcement bill.

Yasher 21:30 And Abraham said to Ishmael’s woman, When thy man, Ishmael, returns home say these words to him,
31 A very old man from the land of the Philistines came hither to seek thee, and thus was his appearance and figure; I did not ask him who he was, and seeing thou wast not here he spoke unto me and said, When Ishmael, thy man, returns tell him thus did this man say, When thou comes home put away this nail of the tent which thou hast placed here, and place another nail in its stead.

Three years later Abraham finds another woman there. See any differences?

40 And he asked after Ishmael, and his woman came out of the tent and she said, He is not here my lord, for he has gone to hunt in the fields, and to feed the camels, and the woman said to Abraham, Turn in my lord into the tent, and eat a morsel of bread, for thy soul must be wearied on account of the journey.
41 And Abraham said to her, I will not stop for I am in haste to continue my journey, but give me a little water to drink, for I have thirst; and the woman hastened and ran into the tent and she brought out water and bread to Abraham, which she placed before him and she urged him to eat, and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted and he blessed his son Ishmael.

The last verse in this chapter says it all. Ishmael was blessed because he found a woman of worth.

Yasher 21:48 And Ishmael knew that it was his father, and that his woman had honored him, and Yehovah blessed Ishmael.

Does Yehovah Hate The Divorcement Bill?

My NKJV says Yehovah “hates divorce!” But how can He hate something that He actually makes provision for? You will have to listen to my Sabbath class audio in order to learn the truth concerning this false understanding. Yehovah hates the “sending away” without a divorcement bill.

Also read – Divorce And Remarriag

Divorcement Bill

2G26 Genesis 21 & Yasher 21 – Divorcement Bill
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D19 Deuteronomy 23 – 24:4 – Divorcement Bill
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