Numbers 30: Breaking Vows


Moses puts forth the laws of vows. Basically, if a man makes a vow it is considered valid. If a woman makes a vow, it is only valid if the man who controls her (her father or her husband) is ok with the vow. If he doesn’t, then her vow is invalid.  Widows are allowed to vow on their own behalf without male interference.

In other words:

When it comes to vows, men’s words are good, women’s words need to be approved by a man first.

Favorite bit:


Least favorite bit:

The entire chapter. I just don’t agree with the treating of women as second class for any reason. But then, I’m a Humanist. That’s to be expected.

Moral Lesson Learned:

If you make a promise, keep it. (Numbers 30:2)