Category "Q&A"

Does the Bible force a woman to marry her rapist?

March 28, 2021

In 2012, a 16-year-old girl killed herself by swallowing rat poison after being severely beaten during a forced marriage to her rapist. According to the Moroccan judicial system “the penal code allows the “kidnapper” of a minor to marry her to escape jail”.[1] This tragic event has caused some people to compare this law with the laws given to ancient Israel 3500 years ago. According to some of them, this Moroccan law is not much different from the ones that we find in Scripture.[2]