Introduction to Christian Polygyny
The goal of this page is to help you find some Biblical teachings concerning the truth of Scriptural Polygamy. There is much confusion concerning this very emotional subject. Apparently polygyny was much more common during the time of Christ and the early church than what has been previously taught. We know it was common before the New Testament period, but few realize just how common.
The first thing we should do is go to the dictionary for the exact meaning of polygyny. According to the Winston Simplified Dictionary, Advanced Edition, 1931
Polygyny is the practice of having more than one wife at the same time: a form of polygamy: opposite of polyandry.
Polyandry: the practice of having more than one husband at the same time: a form of polygamy: opposite of polygyny.
This page is not about the unscriptural practice of polyandry! Polyandry would be confusion and adulteration under the seventh commandment.
So that there is no confusion this page will be talking only about marriage that is Lawful before Yahweh our God. He is the God of Abraham, Jacob (Israel) and David all who were blessed by God with more than one wife. You may learn why some women "hate and dread" the idea of monogamy! This page will not discuss man's forms or government's forms of "marriage". Many of the terms are similar, but God's marriage is not the same as the marriage of the state or government. State or government marriage is only mentioned in passing for the sake of comparison.
If you are not a Christian with Christ as your head and King, with His Law as your rule and guide, then you should only read this page for informational purposes.
I should also mention that this page is written from the standpoint that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Scandinavian and kindred peoples are the true descendants of Biblical Israel. Please spend a few minutes and read Christian Israel.org to find out just what that means.
This page is an active study.
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Basic Articles on Marriage, Children, Divorce, Remarriage and Adultery
Articles on Polygyny
Scriptural Marriage Possibilities
Polygyny is not Adultery!
Who did Seth Marry?
Lamech Had Two Wives
A Damsel or Two.
God Gave David His Wives.
How Many Wives per Man in Israel?
Is Polygyny Still Righteous Today?
Is Polygyny a Blessing from God?
Is Permission for Polygyny Required?
It Began with One Man and Four Women
Let Each Woman Have Her Own Husband
Hosea's Two Wives
Is this the Meaning of Leviticus 18:18?
Women with Women?
Men with Men?
Support for Scriptural Polygyny
Sunday Morning Visitor
Poly Friendly Book Reviews
Audio lessons on Christian Polygyny
How I discovered Polygyny
Christian Polygyny Links Page