No mention is made of similar provisions for those not under the Law of Moses.
The next three situations are covered by Matthew 19:9.
Would the relationship be disrespectful to anyone involved to the point that it affects the peace of the extended family? What is a biblical level of intimacy before marriage?
and the two shall become one flesh.’” It’s one thing to be theoretically willing to embrace those from other people groups as our brothers and sisters, and perhaps even as our friends.
Although science gives a powerful motivation to avoid marriage among close relations, the Bible's laws on incest do not address genetic anomalies or congenital defects. The two exceptions were if a man's wife died, he could marry her sister (vs.
The laws in Leviticus 18 suggest another motivation. 18), and if a man died childless, his brother was expected to marry the widow and provide an heir.
When God made Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they were genetically perfect.
They had no congenital defects, no diseases lurking in their DNA.