The law of Moses does not apply to Gentiles. However, some Christians and Jews insist that the law is for all people. In this post, we shall apply the law of Moses to the Israel’s Patriarchs.
Abraham’s Marriage to Sarah is Wickedness and Abomination
Gen 20:12 “But indeed she is truly my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Lev 18:9 ‘The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere, their nakedness you shall not uncover. … (11) The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten by your father–she is your sister–you shall not uncover her nakedness. … (29) For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
Lev 20:17 ‘If a man takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a wicked thing. And they shall be cut off in the sight of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness. He shall bear his guilt.
Abraham is married to his sister, the daughter of his father. According to the law, it is an abomination and a wicked thing. It is important to note that God is casting out the Canaanites for the same abomination which Abraham committed.
Jacob’s Marriage to Leah and Rachael is Abomination
Gen 29:16 Now Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel…. (23) Now it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her…. (28) So he gave him his daughter Rachel as wife also.
Lev 18:18 ‘Nor shall you take a woman as a rival to her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the other is alive….. (29) ‘For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
Jacob’s marriage with Leah and Rachael is abomination before God. Just as in Abraham’s case, it is important to note that God is casting out the Canaanites for the same abomination which Jacob committed.
Judah’s Abominable Relationship with Tamar
Gen 38:6 Then Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. … Chr 2:4 And Tamar, his daughter-in-law, bore him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
Lev 18:15 ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law–she is your son’s wife–you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Judah’s relationship with Tamar was an abomination and Judah must be cast out of Israel according to the law.
Deut 23:2 “One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
The descendants of Judah through Tamar are illegitimate who cannot even enter the assembly of God, even up to 10 generations. This includes most of the Jews who entered the promised land who shouldn’t be part of the assembly of God if the law was applied to them. Most of the Jews today, including King David belongs to the descendants of illegitimate birth. Wonder why David sang in Psalms 51:5 that he was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin her mother conceived him? David is referring to Tamar.
If the law of Moses was applied to the patriarchs and/or Israel’s forefathers, the first to get cast out are Abraham, Jacob, Judah and most of the descendants of Judah. This post is not to degrade the the patriarchs of Israel by exposing their abominations but rather, to show how awkward it is to force the law of Moses or the old covenant upon the gentiles who were never given the law – just as the patriarchs who were never given the law. To know what gentiles are required to follow, please read this post.