Remarriage and the Bible

A reader wrote in telling of a friend with a personal situation of some difficulty, asking of this person would be permitted, Biblically, to remarry after a divorce is pursued. Since this is probably a common question, we've decided to do a broad article on the subject.

Our source is Instone-Brewer's Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible, the most recent and comprehensive treatment of the subject. We'll keep the presentation simple by categorizing under the two basic questions:

And that's the conditions in a nutshell. What can be concluded? Grounds for divorce is not as restrictive as we may think, and remarriage is certainly approved when the grounds for divorce is sufficient. We'll leave it to readers to decide whether their situations, or the ones they know, fit the bill.