The Bible on Incest

People often ask the question, “who is Cain’s wife?” A proper response to this question is to ask back “who was Seth’s wife?” The answer to both questions is relatively the same, they married their sisters. People often ask this question because they don’t actually know what the bible says about incest. The modern-day definition of incest is based on ideas about breeding offspring from parents that are genetically close, but in the ancient world siblings, half-siblings and cousins married all the time. How else would there be “royal bloodlines” in various cultures?

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