Ancient Jewish divorce from Moses to Messiah: Jesus in the Jewish Wedding, Part 9
When the husband divorced his wife for any reason, he gave her a legal document called a "Get".
If she was guilty of adultery, he kept her inventory of assets she brought in the marriage and did not have to pay the "Bride Price" to her father.
If the husband divorced his wife for no reason or "cause", or took a second wife without permission, he must return the bride's entire inventory of assets to her and pay the set "Bride Price" cash to the father of the bride.
The "Bride Price" was a large sum of money defined in the Ketubbah that the groom had to pay the father of the bride if:
a. He divorced her for no cause.
b. He was guilty of adultery.
c. He takes on a second wife.
d. The husband was not permitted to give his wife the "Get" until he had satisfied all the requirements of the Ketubbah by returning the bride's inventory of assets she brought into the marriage and paid the "Bride Price" to her father.
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