Use this tag for questions about attitudes and doctrines regarding polygamous marriages. Polygamous marriages often describe one man married to multiple wives (polygyny); they can also describe one woman married to multiple men (polyandry). The tag also includes marriages among multiple men and ...

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Is polyandry legal in the bible?

Polygyny is practiced in the Bible with God's full knowledge. What about polyandry? Many say that Western values are based on Judeo-Christian principles. One western value is that marriage is ...
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What is the biblical basis against the allowance of polygamy in the New Covenant?

Assuming the Old Covenant is obsolete and fulfilled (Heb 7:18-19), what is the biblical argument against allowing the practice of polygyny?
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Why wasn't Solomon's polygamy sinful?

I know that Solomon was a king, but why doesn't the Bible describe his polygamy as sinful? Was he allowed to commit sins others could not because he was a king? I thought God showed no partiality.
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How many wives did Joseph Smith Jr. have in his lifetime?

I understand that polygamy was commonly taught and practiced in the early days of the LDS church by Joseph Smith and others. I'm wondering just how many wives he had and who they were. Also, were ...
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What does the LDS Church teach about Jesus being married, having children, and His position on polygamy?

In the Journal of Discourses, LDS apostles suggest that Jesus Himself was married, that He had children, and that He and His disciples endorsed polygamy. It will be borne in mind that once on a ...
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Why do Biblical examples of polygamy include polygyny and not polyandry? [closed]

I was having a discussion recently about the history of polygamy (multiple marriage partners) and the question came up as to why was polygyny (one man, multiple wives) allowed while polyandry (one ...
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To what degree could a person be “pro-polygamy” yet still obey the LDS church?

As I understand it, the LDS teaching is that polygamy is acceptable, in this mortal life, only when God decides to permit it, and that God has done so twice so far in history (1) during Biblical ...
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Joseph Smith purpose of polygamy

Why did Joseph Smith condone, or perhaps even encourage polygamy? What scriptures, if any, support this practice?
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Why did Mormons stop practicing polygamy?

I know that early in the formation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, polygamy was common. It's my understanding that it was an everlasting command from God to Joseph Smith. ...
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The Bible seems to allow polygamy. Why doesn't the church? [closed]

In Exodus 21:10 and Deuteronomy 21:15-16 (among many other passages), it talks about polygamy as if it were acceptable. Indeed, there are several holy men (Abraham and Solomon come to mind offhand) ...