Was there a test for an unfaithful husband?


“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him so that another man has sexual relations with her, and this is hidden from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act), and if feelings of jealousy come over her husband and he suspects his wife and she is impure—or if he is jealous and suspects her even though she is not impure—then he is to take his wife to the priest.”  Numbers 5:12-15
            No, but there were definitely consequences for unfaithfulness in the Bible for the man and woman.  “Do not commit adultery” is in the Top 10 commandments.  No man who committed adultery got away with it because he was a man.  However, jealousy is a powerful emotion that when it sneaks into a relationship, it causes serious emotional strain.  The purpose of the women’s unfaithfulness test in Numbers 5 was to resolve that suspicion once and for all.