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From: Féachadóir <Féach@d.óir>
Subject: Re: Oppida in Irish Culture; was: Ancient Irish 'Pedigrees' (was Re: History & Genealogy or the Mathematical Study of Genealogy?)
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 21:34:23 +0100
References: <3CDA19D4.6030700@interfold.com>, <3CDB4F30.80701@dcn.davis.ca.us>, <xxVC8.12965$e5.88516@news.indigo.ie>


Scríobh JMB :
>"Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr." <> wrote in message
>news:...
>--snip--
>>
>> Brehon law reveals some customs
>> and social functions, such as
>> polygamy, that have parallel
>> occurrences in the Jewish
>> Old Testament.
>
>You do realise that Irish polygamy worked both ways, i.e. it was not just
>the men who could take more than one wife (with the permission of the first
>wife), but a wife could take more than on husband.

This is not true. The Irish practiced polygyny, not polygamy.

>Does this occur in the
>Jewish old testament? If not, then the two are clearly not related.



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