This historical study, which includes a major chapter on marriage
as a contract in the ancient Near East, concludes that: (1) Both
Jesus and Paul condemn divorce without valid grounds and discourage
divorce even for valid grounds; (2) both Jesus and Paul affirm the
OT grounds for divorce; (3) the OT allows divorce for adultery and
for neglect or abuse; (4) both Jesus and Paul condemn remarriage
after an invalid divorce, but not after a valid divorce. - A fully
annotated scholarly study.