Numbers has got very like Leviticus at the moment. This is rules about a woman’s vow. Men may veto them – the father of a girl, and later a husband. The assumption seems to be that women will make Raj promises. Though even considered ones will bind a reasonable man in a society where women have so few rights.
It seems terribly sexist. But no doubt in other societies women’s word meant even less. The rules here are that a husband or dad is bound by the view by Passover ascent… If they do nothing after they hear about it, it stands.
I’d look it up but so tired this morning!
I know I don’t seem very interested in the text this morning, but I’m very aware of God’s presence in my life as I go back to work this morning. I have some clarity over some things I should do.