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In addition, the wife and children were protected by a law that forbade transfer of a valuable object to another person without the wife’s and the eldest son’s consent.
The literature of the day, known as “wisdom literature,” encouraged the man to treat his wife well.
Each week I spend two grueling hours getting the Arabic language pounded into my head.
It’s usually somewhat painful for me because I get so busy doing my all my youth ministry stuff during the week that I rarely find time to practice my Arabic skills.
I suppose this is not unlike a Western engagement in this regard.Certainly Egyptians seem to have taken mates in what most often appears to be lifelong monogamous relationships.After the Third Intermediate period we begin to find ancient "marriage contracts" that incorporate the phrase shep en shemet (price for "marrying" a woman) and mostly set out property rights without elaborating on the act of marriage itself.The male heir to the throne was often married to the oldest daughter (often his sister or stepsister) of the Great Royal Wife.The Egyptians believed that a male heir was the result of a major god mating with the “Great Royal Wife.” Ths idea led to the belief that the pharaoh was a descendent of the gods.
Little written evidence of either true marriage ceremonies or marriages as a concept has been found.