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Old 02-25-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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I wonder why Jesus needs so many wives. Do those women go bridal gown shopping, getting all poofy?
well, think the "wife" term is a symbolic/poetic reference to the joyous and loving intimate connection and bond between a person (of ANY gender) and their God---the ideal "marriage"---sort of like that "personal relationship with Jesus" folks talk about and proclaim as their ultimate goal. at other times in the bible, that loving bond is likened to that of a father with his children a relationship that transcends the fearful and trembling obedience of a slave or hireling or subordinate who is forced to "do the right thing" to avoid punishment from an exacting task master but instead does all that is needed as a free gift of love.


from a Christian (and Judaism, and probably other faith systems as well) standpoint, it's not un-reasonable to believe that God wants and needs us ALL to be connected to him in the same close and loving way of child to parent, lover to beloved, and bride to bride groom.


it's a human characteristic to mark special events with "public" ceremonies of some sort engagements, weddings, graduations (why wear those "poofy" flat hats and gowns???), bar mitzvahs, to show that something important and (hopefully) permanent has happened in our lives---a change from student or young person to adult, from single persons to a couple, so in this case a public commitment of devotion to God isn't that over the top---IF it's sincere.

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Old 02-25-2016, 10:36 AM
 
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I wonder why Jesus needs so many wives. Do those women go bridal gown shopping, getting all poofy?
They are not marrying him literally (that would be weird ) the ceremony is a why to show their devotion to Jesus.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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What do you think? Its interesting tradition, not as odd as people may think since Catholic Nuns have in a sense have married God as well by giving physical relationships and devoting their life to God's work on earth. Here the difference is a woman married Jesus and doesn't have to live like a nun.
The tradition pre-dates the life of Christ, as it also was practiced in Judea
and ancient Israel.
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