How can an adulteress bride return to her husband? Shaul/Paul uses his intimate knowledge of Torah to help the audience awaken to the reality of redemption through Yahusha. If we interpret the verses without a proper knowledge of Torah, we run the risk of creating a false dichotomy between law and grace.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective
– Chapter 7 –

Romans 7:1 Know you not, Yisraelite brothers, for I speak to them that know the Torah (whole body of the written law) , how that the law  (BoL was given to man) has dominion over a man as long as he lives?

Romans 7:2 For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law (BoL ruling on marriage – Deuteronomy 24, that part of the Torah that deals with rights and duties of the husband – BoL)  to her husband so long as he lives; but if the husband is dead, she is loosed from the law (BoL ruling of Deuteronomy 24.) of her husband.

  • V.2 – ’Gamos’/‘marriage’  Versus ‘hupandros gune’/‘married woman.’
  • ‘Gamos’ is the common word for marriage used in the Brit, whereas Paul uses ‘gune hupandros’, its only usage in the NT to communicate, ‘under a burden’, or ‘under bondage – literally: ‘a woman under a husband.’
  • In Numbers 5:20/ LXX we find the same word used to describe a wife’s unfaithfulness and adultery ‘hup andros’ – a woman who’s gone a whoring; astray from her husband.

The ‘law of the husband unarguably deals with a sector of Torah that Israel,  once bound to,  is now released.

The ‘law of the husband’, within the BoL is in place because of a condition of presumed sin and guilt on the part of the bride, where the bride faces the cursing penalties for her violation of the marriage.

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