Polygamy in the Bible

Polygamy in the Bible

The sections of this article are:

1-  Cases where polygamy is commanded in the OT.

2-  Polygamy in the New Testament.

      –  Punishing divorce with adultery??
      –  Jesus allowed polygamy in Matthew 22.
      –  Jesus promised each believer 100 times the wives for each man in Heaven (Matthew 19:29).
      –  Paul allowed polygamy (1 Timothy 3).


1-  Cases where polygamy is commanded in the Old Testament:

Here are some examples where polygamy is not only allowed in the OT, but it is also commanded by GOD Almighty:

  1. If a woman becomes a widow, then she must marry her brother in law, regardless whether he is already married and has children or not (Deuteronomy 25).  This is to keep the deceased husband’s family line from ending, i.e., she should have her offspring from his family.  If her brother in law (the deceased husband’s brother) refuses to marry her, then she must spit on his face before the elders (Deuteronomy 25:9).
      
  2. If a man rapes a virgin, then he must marry her if her father agrees to give her to him (Deuteronomy 22:28).  Again, it doesn’t matter if the man is already married or not.

3-year old girls raped:

Bible condones 3-year old girls were raped under the command of Moses and his men:

“Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has known a man by sleeping with him. (Number 31:17).
[This] refers to her who has slept with a man as well as her who is suitable for intercourse, even when she has not slept with a man…


But all the young girls who have not known a man by sleeping with him, keep alive for yourselves. From here R. Shimon b. Yohai used to say: a Proselyte girl who became a proselyte in the age of less than three years and one day, is rendered fit to marry into the priesthood.” [137]

Said Rabbi Joseph, “Come and take note: A girl three years and one day old is betrothed by intercourse. And if a Levir has had intercourse with her, he has acquired her. And one can be liable on her account because of the law prohibiting intercourse with a married woman.

And she imparts uncleanness to him who has intercourse with her when she is menstruating, to convey uncleanness to the lower as to the upper layer [of what lies beneath]. If she was married to a priest, she may eat food in the status of priestly rations.

If one of those who are unfit for marriage with her had intercourse with her, he has rendered her unfit to marry into the priesthood. If any of those who are forbidden in the Torah to have intercourse with her had intercourse with her, he is put to death on her account, but she is free of responsibility [M.Nid. 5:4].

See ample more quotes, references, and the bibliography here.  Also visit: How big was the first New Testament?
  

Let us look at some of the verses from the Old Testament that allow polygamy:

In Exodus 21:10, a man can marry an infinite amount of women without any limits to how many he can marry.

In 2 Samuel 5:13; 1 Chronicles 3:1-9, 14:3, King David had six wives and numerous concubines.

In 1 Kings 11:3, King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.

In 2 Chronicles 11:21, King Solomon’s son Rehoboam had 18 wives and 60 concubines.

In Deuteronomy 21:15 “If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons….”

2 Samuel 12:8 “I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms.  I gave you the house of Israel and Judah.  And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.”

2-  Polygamy in the New Testament:

Is the Bible a womanizer for allowing polygamy in NT and OT? [1]

Some amazing Bible thumping quacks declare Islam a womanizing religion for allowing polygamy for up to four wives, while polygamy has no limits in the OT and NT:

Jesus allowed polygamy:

Matthew 19
9. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman a similar commits adultery.

Notice “another woman” got crossed. This is because the word “woman” is not there in the Greek, and the word for “another” also means similar. If we look at the Greek in https://biblehub.com/lexicon/matthew/19-9.htm, we’ll find this:

ἄλλην (allÄ“n) 243: other, another

If you click on 243, you’ll see its definition: “another of the same kind; another of similar type.”


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It is quite ludicrous that the one and only verse that prohibits polygamy is not even talking about polygamy.  Jesus warned against marrying already-married women irrespective of whether the man is single or married.  This is further proven in:

Matthew 5:31-32
31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’
32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

A man can marry multiple women, while the woman can only marry one man.  Here Jesus warns that unlawful divorces will cause women, who would still be remaining married while thinking they’ve been divorced, to commit adultery.  They would still be married to their former husbands.

Keep in mind also that the men that Jesus was speaking to had many polygamists amongst them.  So if Jesus was to prohibit polygamy, he would’ve said that if any married man after today marries another woman then he commits adultery.  But no, he didn’t even talk about polygamy at all.

Polygamy was Commanded by GOD:

In the OT, polygamy is not only allowed, but it was also commanded by GOD in some cases [1].

Paul and Jesus allowed polygamy:

Paul also allowed polygamy to the masses, and Jesus in other verses also allowed it to the masses.  This is further discussed at: www.answering-christianity.com/ntpoly.htm.  This article thoroughly proves that polygamy is indeed allowed in the New Testament, and that Christianity is built on false inspirations and “conjecture”, exactly as Allah Almighty said in the Glorious Quran [1] about the religion of conjecture [1], Christianity.  Again, it is quite ludicrous that the one and only verse that prohibits polygamy is not even talking about polygamy.  This false religion of conjecture makes sinful things lawful and lawful things sinful [2] [3].  And that in itself is a blasphemy against GOD Almighty.

Jesus said: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke or a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law (the Old Testament) until everything is accomplished.  (Matthew 5:17-18)”

There is not a single verse from the New Testament that prohibits polygamy.   Let us look at the following:

1 Corinthians 7
10 I instruct married couples to stay together, and this is exactly what the Lord himself taught. A wife who leaves her husband
11 should either stay single or go back to her husband. And a husband should not leave his wife.

Notice, no command for the husband to “stay single”.  This is because he can marry another single woman at any time.

Matthew 5:31-32
31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’
32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

A man can marry multiple women, while the woman can only marry one man.  Here Jesus warns that unlawful divorces will cause women, who are still remaining married while thinking they’ve been divorced, to commit adultery.  They would still be married to their first husbands.

Paul allowed polygamy:

1 Timothy 3:2
Now the overseer [some translations have it as “bishop“] must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:12
A deacon must be the husband of but one wife
 and must manage his children and his household well.

As we clearly see from Paul, only church ministers and religious leaders are prohibited from practicing polygamy.  There is no mention for ordinary people or the general population.  Polygamy is only forbidden for Church leaders.  Paul here allowed for ordinary men to practice polygamy.

It is quite ludicrous for Christians to insist on their man-made lie about polygamy being forbidden, because the more they insist, the more they declare that Paul was a liar, since he boasted about the Holy Spirit speaking through his mouth.  This situation here throws Paul under the bus.

  
100 fold of wives in Heaven, never promised husbands for each wife:

Jesus promised each believer 100 times the wives in Heaven:

Matthew 19:29
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

The Bible does talk about having metaphoric fathers, mothers, children and brothers and sisters in faith.  But metaphoric wives??  No.  This can’t be, because this would then be coveting (Jesus committed this in the NT) and adultery.  Plus, it would promote open marriages.  And again, he never promised husbands for each wife.  Instead, he said divorce doesn’t divorce her, and it would cause her to commit adultery if she marries another man.

Jesus allowed polygamy in Matthew 22

Punishing divorce with adultery??

Matthew 19:1-9 “1. When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to
the other side of the Jordan.
2. Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
3. Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”
4. “Haven’t you read,” he (Jesus) replied, “that at the beginning the Creator `made them male and female,’
5. and said, `For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ?
6. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
7. “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”
8. Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
9. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman a similar commits adultery.”

Here are a few important points:

1-  A man is one with each wife.  In Islam, a man is forbidden from sharing bed with multiple wives or women (harems).  No threesome in Islam. 

2-  In the New Testament, a man becomes one flesh with a prostitute through fornication (1 Corinthians 6:16). A man can physically sleep with multiple prostitutes either in one time or in different times, i.e., threesome, foursome, etc…

3-  Examine these statements again:Matthew 5:32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 19:9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman a similar commits adultery.”

Matthew 5:17-18 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke or a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law (the Old Testament) until everything is accomplished.

We know that the Law:Allows polygamy.Commands polygamy in some cases.

Glorified incestuous-like boyfriend-girlfriend fornications:

  
Song of Songs 8:1-3
  
1. Oh, I wish you were my brother, who nursed at my mother’s breasts. Then I could kiss you no matter who was watching, and no one would criticize me.
2 I would bring you to my childhood home, and there you would teach me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, my sweet pomegranate wine.
3 Your left arm would be under my head, and your right arm would embrace me.”my sweet pomegranate wine” is her vagina’s wet and cum along with her virginity’s blood (audio clip).  He did say that her vagina and breasts taste like “wine” (Song of Songs 7:1-4, 8-9).

Song of Solomon 3:4
Then scarcely had I left them when I found my love! I caught and held him tightly, then I brought him to my mother’s house, intomy mother’s bed, where I had been conceived.

Song of Solomon 7:10-12
10 I am my lover’s, and he claims me as his own.
11 Come, my love, let us go out to the fields and spend the night among the wildflowers.
12 Let us get up early and go to the vineyards to see if the grapevines have budded, if the blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.

Little sister & mom’s bed:

Song of Songs 8:8-9
We have a little sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for?

Song of Songs 8:8
Our sister is little, and hath no breasts. What shall we do to our sister in the day when she is to be spoken to?

What shall you (plural) do with your little sister and her little breasts?  Let me guess:
  

Deflower her in your mentioned mother’s bed?

  
His sister’s vagina tasted like “wine”: [1AUDIO clip. (Song of Songs 7:1-4, 8-9).  The Bible praises, and even promotes, incestuous-like boyfriend-girlfriend fornications: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9].  Notice “no one would criticize me” (Song of Songs 8:1), above.  A husband and wife, or even a brother and sister, would not be criticized if people saw them walking to their home.  Clearly, this is not a husband and wife relationship.  And this is the pile of dung that Jews and Christians uphold as the Holy Word of GOD Almighty??

Masturbating on his sister:

Now let me ask the horny creep in Song of Songs 8:8-9.  How many times have you already masturbated on your sister in your thoughts?  And did you also fantasize about your mother and her bed? 

Again, this is the pile of dung that Jews and Christians uphold as the Holy Word of GOD Almighty??Matthew 7:22-23:  GOD sent Jesus to be Christianity’s lying spirit.

Fabricating books:

Allah Almighty Said in the Noble Quran:

“Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: “This is from God,” to traffic with it for miserable price!- Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby.  (The Noble Quran, 2:79)”

www.answering-christianity.com/warning.htm
www.answering-christianity.com/authors_gospels.htm

Bride is not wife:

In the Middle East, there is no “boyfriend” and “girlfriend”.  If two are spoken of, or if two fall in love and want to get married, then the guy would call her his bride.  This is close enough to a fiancĂ©e.  So in this gospel of porn, when he calls her his “bride”, he’s not calling her his wife as the barking sodomized-by-their-priests proclaim.  It’s a relationship between a boyfriend and a girlfriend.  

“Bride” is a Semitic language metaphor.  In this gospel of porn, it is referring to his girlfriend.  In the chaste world of Islam, a wife is one who had sexual intercourse with her husband.  She now changed from being a bride to a wife.  A bride has not yet had sex with her groom.  They have not yet married.

Song of Songs 4:8-12
8 Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. Descend from the crest of Amana, from the top of Senir, the summit of Hermon, from the lions’ dens and the mountain haunts of the leopards.
9 You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
10 How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!
11 Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bridemilk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like that of Lebanon.
12 You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.

Visit the following X-Rated pornography in the Bible article to see ample verses that thoroughly demonstrate that they were incestuous-like boyfriend-girlfriend fornicators:Jesus problematic hyperboles.  Sinful became lawful, and lawful became sinful.Jesus coveted the sins of the world for 40 days and nights.Anal sex is forbidden in Islam.X-Rated Pornography in the Bible section.Incestuous fantasies are allowed and praised in the gospel of porn (bible).The Bible praises incestuous-like boyfriend-girlfriend fornications.Bride is Wife?  She’s a girlfriend or fiancĂ©e in the Middle East’s context.X-Rated Pornography in the Bible.

Jesus also allowed polygamy in Matthew 22

4-  The “Jesus” of the NT (not the true Isa of Islam) is notorious for his anti-GOD blasphemous hyperboles and misleading incoherence that caused Christians to legalize sinful things.  I have also given ample examples here:

5-  Jesus allowed polygamy in Matthew 22:

Matthew 22:23-32 “23. That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
24. “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him.
25. Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother.
26. The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh.
27. Finally, the woman died.
28. Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”
29. Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
30. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
31. But about the resurrection of the dead–have you not read what God said to you,
32. `I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’ ? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”

In Matthew 22:24-28, the Jews referred to Deuteronomy 25:5 from the Old Testament where it states that if a woman becomes a widow, then she must marry her brother in law, regardless whether he is already married and has children or not (Deuteronomy 25).  This is to keep the deceased husband’s family line from ending, i.e., she should have her offspring from his family. 

If her brother in law (the deceased husband’s brother) refuses to marry her, then she must spit on his face before the elders (Deuteronomy 25:9).  When the Jews brought this situation up to Jesus in Matthew 22:24-28, Jesus did not prohibit at all for the childless widow to marry her husband’s brother, even if he were already married.  Instead, Jesus replied to them by saying that we do not marry at the resurrection (before Judgment), and we will be like angels in heaven (Matthew 22:30).
  

Becoming one flesh:

If Jesus, during his stay on earth in that Jewish culture allowed for a widow to marry her former husband’s brother, even if he were already married, then this negates the Christians’ claim about the Bible prohibiting polygamy.  A man can be one flesh with more than one woman.  In the case of Matthew 22:24-28, the man can be one flesh with his wife, and one flesh with his deceased brother’s widow.

Here is what Deuteronomy 17:17 that you referred me to says in the NIV Bibles:

“The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, ‘You are not to go back that way again.’  He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.  (From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 17:16-17)” 

In no way, does Deut 17:17 prohibit polygamy.  It prohibited the King from marrying MANY WIVES.  I wonder what is the limit to that?  Certainly it doesn’t limit it to just one wife.  “Many wives” clearly proves: (1) The person can have multiple wives, but not too much; and (2) It doesn’t limit marriage to only one wife.  I don’t know where do you see the verse limiting marriage to only one wife. 

Also, how can you suggest that the Old Testament prohibited polygamy when for instance Deuteronomy 21:15 clearly states: “If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons….”  And also Exodus 21:10 allows a man to marry an infinite amount of women without any limits to how many he can have.

Plus also, you are ignoring the fact that Deuteronomy 17:17 speaks exclusively about kings, or one lone king, and NOT about people in general.  So even if your translation was the correct one, it still doesn’t disprove anything from my argument.

Paul clearly allowed polygamy:

Again, let us look at the verses 1 Timothy 3:2 and 1 Timothy 3:12 from the NIV Bibles:

“Now the overseer [some translations have it as “bishop“] must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,  (From the NIV Bible, 1 Timothy 3:2)”

A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.  (From the NIV Bible, 1 Timothy 3:12)”

As we clearly see in those two verses, only church ministers and religious leaders are prohibited from practicing polygamy.  There is no mention for ordinary people or general population.  So unless every Christian in Christianity is considered a “bishop”, “deacon”, “priest” or a “minister”, then these two verses are without a doubt irrelevant!  They do not disprove polygamy in the Bible at all!

Instead, they prove my point about polygamy being allowed in the Bible for the ordinary!  Here we clearly see Paul addressing the practice of polygamy among the “believers”, and he only prohibited it to the religious leaders so that perhaps they can have better time and dedication for the church.  A man with 10 wives would be too lousy and too busy for anything and everything.

Have polygamy been really prohibited by Jesus, Paul would not have told his religious leaders to not practice it.

Paul would not have seen the need for it.

At any rate, Paul is known to have his own agenda and own words inserted into the Bible.   In the following verses for instance, we see in the Bible Paul’s words and not GOD Almighty’s:

“Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.   (From the NIV Bible, 1 Corinthians 7:25)”


2 Timothy 4:9-13
Do your best to come to me quickly,
10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.
12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.


Titus 3:12-14
12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there.
13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need.
14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.

He decided to winter there???

Are these verses Paul’s own opinions and commands or are they truly GOD Almighty’s UNCOMPROMISED Divine Revelations??

The verses above from Paul contradict his other own verse in 2 Timothy 3:16:

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, (From the NIV Bible, 2 Timothy 3:16)”

If the Bible was truly GOD Almighty’s Holy Words, and if Paul was truly GOD Almighty’s Apostle, then we wouldn’t have this kind of junk in the Bible.

Also another side point, Paul obviously didn’t know much about the Old Testament, because the Bible itself admits that it is corrupted and not perfect.  So it can never be “All God-breathed”:

“`How can you say, “We [the Jews] are wise, for we have the law of the LORD,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?‘ (From the NIV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)”

Another corruption from Paul is his disagreements and fights with the other disciples who were more authentic than him, since they lived with and saw Jesus, while he never even once saw Jesus.  Most of the New Testament is nothing but conversations between people, which are clearly not inspirations from GOD Almighty. 

For instance, Paul fought with Saint Peter and accused him of being “clearly in the wrong” (Galatians: 2:11-12), and had a huge argument with Saint Barnabas (Acts 15:36-39).   Now one must ask, did GOD for instance favor Paul over Barnabas and Peter and inspired him the words while he was fighting with them? 

If so, since Peter was “clearly in the wrong”, then how about his Gospels?  Wasn’t every word that Peter spoke supposedly inspired by GOD?  How then could he be “clearly in the wrong”?  One of them must be in the wrong, which in either case, would also produce another contradiction to 2 Timothy 3:16. 

Is Paul GOD Himself?  No Christian believes in that.  So why then take everything he says including 2 Timothy 3:16 as the Words of GOD Almighty when they contain clear contradictions in them?

Historical Quotes Concerning Paul and his doctrines from Historians, Philosophers and Theologians:

The original Bible was lost!  See comments from the commentary of the NIV Bible (one of the most used Bibles world wide) itself admitting that most of the Books and Gospels of the Bible are corrupted.  No one ever claimed ownership of the current Books and Gospels.  The owners/writers are unknown.

Christians are hypocrites for following ONLY 1 Timothy 3:2 and 1 Timothy 3:12:

Since some Christians are so big on being politically correct to the majority of their corrupted people, who practice open pornography, sodomy, homosexual marriage, open sexuality (through tight and too revealing cloths), etc…, and they LOVE to use nonsense such as 1 Timothy 3:2 and 1 Timothy 3:12 to prove that polygamy is prohibited in the Bible when on the contrary I proved beyond question, in the previous section, that they do allow polygamy to the general public, then I would like to ask them this:

If you’re so big on following Paul’s teachings, then why do you allow your women to preach in churches?!

Didn’t Paul himself say:  “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.  (1 Corinthians 14:34)”

Why then do you have popular female church ministers such as Mrs. Joyce Meyer?  What ever happened to Paul’s command in 1 Corinthians 14:34?!

1 Kings 11:1-4 does not condemn polygamy!

A Christian emailed me telling me that it is true that King Solomon had 100s of wives and concubines in the Old Testament, but that led him astray according to 1 Kings 11:1-4, thus this makes polygamy sinful and condemned in the Bible.  Well, let us look at the verses from the NIV Bibles:

1 Kings 11

Solomon’s Wives

1  King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter-Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites.
2  They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods. Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love.
3  He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.
4  As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

As we clearly see in 1 Kings 11:2, the marriage of multiple wives by itself is not sinful and was never condemned.  It was Solomon’s marriage from the pagan women that was prohibited by GOD Almighty, because they were idol worshipers, and it resulted for him to be led astray and follow their pagan gods. 

I don’t see any specific condemnation of polygamy in general in this verse what so ever!  I mean the Bible’s Old Testament (since 1 Kings 11:1-4 exist in the Old Testament) is crystal clear about allowing polygamy: “If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons….(From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 21:15)”  How much more clearer can it get?

Christians who agree with polygamy!

A Christian site that agrees with Polygamy.

Another Christian site that agrees with Polygamy (Be Free).

Another Christian site that agrees with Polygamy.

http://www.biblicalpolygamy.com/

When is Polygamy allowed in Islam?

4-  Conclusion:

The Bible in both the Old Testament and the New Testament does allow polygamy.   Jesus peace be upon him never prohibited polygamy.  Jesus lived for 33 years of his life on earth among a nation who practiced polygamy.  He never even once denounced it! 

The Bible does allow men to marry an infinite amount of women.  Women in Christianity can be treated and considered as nothing but sex objects because the Bible doesn’t have any rules or controls over men in this issue.  Also, women in the Bible are forced to marry men in special cases such as forcing childless widows to marry their brothers in law.  It doesn’t matter whether the widow wants to marry her brother in law or not, she will still have to do it anyway without any choice!. 

Another case where women in the Bible are forced to marry men is when a man rapes a single woman, then she must marry him and she can’t get a divorce from him (no matter how bad he is) for the rest of her life according to Deuteronomy 22:28-30.  Only death can separate her from him!  See how the Bible punishes to death the men who rape married women, but forces the single raped women to marry their rapists.