Special Protection for Women
Today’s reading: Numbers 30:1-31:54
In my comments in Cover to Cover, I mentioned that at first glance it may seem that women are being unfairly limited in their business transactions, but that is not the case. They are actually being protected from unscrupulous men who seek to trick others (men or women) into foolish vows and contracts. The weaknesses of men, such as indecisiveness, are also on display here.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].