What the bible says about dating cousins
He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female . What if a Chinese person were to marry a Polynesian, or an African with very dark skin were to marry a Japanese person, or a person from India were to marry a person from America with very light skin—would these marriages be in accord with biblical principles?
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother . But what about being joined with someone from another people group in the covenant relationship of marriage?
These lists of forbidden unions compare as follows (the relations highlighted in red are those that are forbidden): One of the most notable features of all the lists is that sexual activity between a man and his own daughter is not explicitly forbidden.
For more on this see: Did Adam and Eve's Progeny Commit Incest?
There was actually another bottleneck in the human family tree much later at the time of Noah.
Although the first relation mentioned after the Levitical prohibition of sex with "near kin" names that of "thy father", although some biblical scholars have instead proposed that it was originally in the list, but was then accidentally left out from the copy on which modern versions of the text ultimately depend, due to a mistake by the scribe.
implicitly forbids sexual activity between a man and his daughter.
and the two shall become one flesh.’” It’s one thing to be theoretically willing to embrace those from other people groups as our brothers and sisters, and perhaps even as our friends.