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The women weep because their husbands despise them – Update on Malachi 2

Ruth M Davis has updated her article Altars Covered in Tears – Malachi. So I have updated my blog post about it.

Ruth’s now says:

The women weep because their husbands despise them. Malachi holds up Abraham as an example of a man with an excellent spirit toward his wife, and exhorts the men to guard their own spirits. However, if a man hates his wife, he may put her away, to spare further injury and grief – but he must “give her a clothing for the scorn.”

‘Clothing’ means a covering. The men must take steps to ‘clothe’ ‘cover’ the hurt and dishonour their wives have suffered.

Read Ruth’s article in full:  Altars Covered in Tears – Malachi.

Read my updated blog post:  Whose tears are covering the altar in Malachi 2? The Matthew Bible vs. the Geneva Bible, Puritans and Calvin

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Related article by Ruth

Sarah’s Covering: The Matthew Bible vs. the Geneva Bible

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Protecting women from abuse. Has Exodus 21:10 been mistranslated in most English versions of the Bible?

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