Maxey - Broking Discussion
A Critical Review and Defense of
Down, But Not Out

Monday, December 18, 2000

A Question Posed By Darrell Broking
And The Answer By Al Maxey


I am currently working on my next post in our discussion. I wonder if I can get you to clarify something for me. I don't want to misrepresent your position on divorce. Do I understand you to take the position that when the various forms of luo are used in the Bible to denote divorce, that the Bible is teaching that the divorced are completely free from their former marriage and the covenant they made before God? I wanted to post my next segment before I go home today, but I think that it will be tomorrow before it is finished. I am looking forward to your reply.


As you know, there are several different words which are used in both the OT and NT to denote the breakdown of a covenant of marriage. Some probably denote more a "separation" than a complete and final "dissolving" of the union. But, as best as I can recall from my research, I believe your above statement is a fair representation of my position with respect to the forms of luo used to denote a divorce. I believe a complete dissolution of the union is in view.

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