Where is the First Marriage in the Bible?

March 15, 2013 | By
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by lisby1

Question by Awareness: Where is the First Marriage in the Bible?
If not Adam and Eve, what verses state the first marriage in the Old Testament, can you list more than one marriage and those verses? And do the same for the New Testament, which is the 1st Marriage (not from a parable) but a LEGAL marriage in the New Testament?

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Answer by whirlingmerc
Adam and Eve were the first. It was not a merely a parable. It does point forward to something greater than physical marriage. Look around Genesis 1 thru 3 in the first couple pages. "The two shall become one flesh" was the declaration of God and "eve was the mother of all the living"

Marriage however is something liek a parable of permanence for GOd to show us somethign important. Many thigns probbably. Just as there is one marriage in Eden there is one marriage in heaven. Between Christ and the Bride of Chrsit the redeemed, the church. Physical marraige is a mere glipse a hint of the greatter to come which will endure forever as those who are saved glorify God into the enages of the ages knowing and enjoying Him more in ways we do not even know yet.

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  1. tailedass

    • Consanguineous, Abraham and Sarah. Genesis 11:29; Genesis 12:13; Genesis 20:3; Genesis 20:9-16
    • Isaac and Rebekah. Genesis 24:3-4; Genesis 24:67; Genesis 28:2
    • Jacob and his wives. Genesis 29:15-30
    • Levirate, the brother required to marry a brother’s widow. Genesis 38:8; Genesis 38:11; Deut. 25:5-10; Ruth 4:5; Matthew 22:24; Mark 12:19-23; Luke 20:28
    • Parents contract for their children.
    • Hagar selects a wife for Ishmael. Genesis 21:21
    • Abraham for Isaac. Genesis 24:1-67
    • Laban arranges for his daughters’ marriage. Genesis 29:1-35
    • Samson asks his parents to procure him a wife. Judges 14:2
    • Parents’ consent required in the Mosaic law. Exodus 22:17
    • Presents given to parents to secure their favor. Genesis 24:53; Genesis 34:12; Deut. 22:29; 1 Samuel 18:25; Hosea 3:2
    • Nuptial feasts. Genesis 29:22; Judges 14:12; Esther 2:18; Matthew 22:11-12
    • Jesus present at. John 2:1-5
    • Ceremony attested by witnesses. Ruth 4:1-11; Isaiah 8:1-3
    • Bridegroom exempt one year from military duty. Deut. 24:5
    • Bridal ornaments. Isaiah 49:18; Jeremiah 2:32
    • Bridal presents. Genesis 24:53; Psalm 45:12
    • Herald preceded the bridegroom. Matthew 25:6
    • Wedding robes adorned with jewels. Isaiah 61:10
    • Wives obtained by purchase. Genesis 29:20; Ruth 4:10; Hosea 3:2; Hosea 12:12
    • Wives obtained by kidnapping. Judges 21:21-23
    • Given by Kings. 1 Samuel 17:25; 1 Samuel 18:17; 1 Samuel 18:21
    • Daughters given in, as rewards of valor. Judges 1:12; 1 Samuel 17:25; 1 Samuel 18:27
    • Wives taken by edict. Esther 2:2-4; Esther 2:8-14
    • David gave one hundred Philistine foreskins for a wife. 2 Samuel 3:14
    • Wives among the Israelites must be Israelites. Exodus 34:16; Deut. 7:3-4; 1 Chron. 23:22; Ezra 9:1-2; Ezra 9:12; Neh. 10:30; Neh. 13:26-27; Malachi 2:11; 1 Cor. 7:39; 2 Cor. 6:14
    • Betrothal a quasi-marriage. Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27
    • Betrothal made with the spirit. Ezekiel 16:8
    • Celibacy deplored. Judges 11:38; Isaiah 4:1; Jeremiah 16:9
    • Celibacy advised. 1 Cor. 7:7-8; 1 Cor. 7:24-40
    • Obligations under, inferior to duty to God. Deut. 13:6-10; Matthew 19:29; Luke 14:26
    • Not binding after death. Matthew 22:29-30; Mark 12:24-25

    • Unclassified scripture relating to. Genesis 2:23-24; Exodus 22:16-17; Leviticus 18:6-18; Leviticus 20:14; Leviticus 20:17; Leviticus 20:19-21; Leviticus 21:1; Leviticus 21:7; Leviticus 21:13-15; Numbers 36:8; Deut. 21:10-14; Deut. 22:30; Deut. 24:1-5; Proverbs 18:22; Proverbs 21:9; Proverbs 21:19; Jeremiah 29:6; Hosea 2:19-20; Malachi 2:13-16; Matthew 5:31-32; Matthew 19:2-9; Mark 6:17-18; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:1-3; 1 Cor. 6:16; 1 Cor. 7:1-40; 1 Cor. 9:5; 1 Cor. 11:11-12; 1 Tim. 3:2; 1 Tim. 3:12; 1 Tim. 4:1; 1 Tim. 4:3; 1 Tim. 5:14; Hebrews 13:4
    • Figurative. Isaiah 54:5; Isaiah 62:4-5; Jeremiah 3:14; Jeremiah 31:32; Hosea 1:2; Hosea 2:19-20; Ephes. 5:30-32; Rev. 19:7-9
    • Parables from. Matthew 22:2; Matthew 25:1-10

  2. Sue

    God instituted marriage with Adam and Eve / family.

    The first wedding — JOhn 2:1 — a wedding in Cana of Galilee.

    Abraham took Sarah as his wife — Jacob and Leah.

    Marriage vows are found in Matthew 19: 5 & 6.

    In This country — the person who performs the ceremony says ‘ with the power invested to me by the State of Texas I pronounce you to be husband and wife — what God hath put together let not man put assunder.