The women weep because their husbands despise them – Update on Malachi 2
Ruth M Davis has updated her article Altars Covered in Tears – Malachi [Internet Archive link]. 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 [Internet Archive link].
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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