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Palestine Marriage Customs in the First Century

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alex hale

on 15 May 2014

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Transcript of Palestine Marriage Customs in the First Century

In stage one, the bride chooses her husband, her father would sing a legal contract called Ketubbah. This is symbolic to the couples 100% marriage.
Gifts and money are presented to the bride and her parents after the bride is asked if she is consented to the marriage.
Additionally, the marriage of young children was common and was also able to be marred under the women's fathers approval.
Stage One
Stage Three
Stage three consists of he wedding feast which is a traditional wedding party, taken place out side of the Brides home. After the wedding feast has concluded, the couple has completed the ancient ritual of marriage.
Marriage Traditions
Stage Two
Approximately 7 years after stage one, the male is advised to begin raising money, for his future family before the date of the marriage is official.
Then, the bride waits for the groom outside her house before the new couple enters a room called Chappah and consummates the marriage.
Finally, the groom gives "proof of virginity cloth" to the person who had been chosen by the brides parents, to protect it.
Alex Hale :)
Palestine Marriage Customs in the First Century
In Palestine, there are three, individual stages of Marriage, Stage one, stage 2 and stage 3. All had a significant role in the marriage, with different themes and traditions.
In todays society, weddings involve a ring, ceremony and a honeymoon however, this tradition was only made apparent after Jesus' death. Traditionally, weddings in Palestine never involved a proper ceremony but three different stages as the aforementioned information illustrates.
Stage one-
signing of the "ketubbah" contract (Creating the marriage bond)
Stage two
- The "chuppah" and
stage three-
The wedding feast
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