I know that according to the Bible we are not allowed to marry our first cousins. But what if I want to marry my cousin whose grandfather and my grandfather were brothers, so that my father and my cousin's father are first cousins—which would make us second cousins? Is this allowed according to the Bible? Are there any prohibitions in the Bible on second cousins marrying?

  • Welcome to Christianity.SE! And thanks for asking a question. For a quick overview of what this site is about, please take the Site Tour. The relationship you are asking about is that of second cousins. I've edited your question to include that information. – Lee Woofenden Oct 11 '15 at 18:14