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Up to 7 years later, the groom is able to raise the money as set out in the ketubbah contract and notifies the father of the bride, who then sets a date to consummate the marriage at the bride's home. The offer is accepted and Rebekah is married by contract.
Gifts and money are given both to the bride and the parents of the bride.
After this there was a procession, generally to the home of the bridegroom, where feasting took place that might go on for days.
The processions often took place at night, when torches made for a spectacular display. The ten girls were involved in going out to meet the bridegroom, which makes it appear that they belonged to the brides party.
, Hurry, my beloved, And be like a gazelle or a young stag On the mountains of spices.
(Song of Solomon 14) If the husband divorced his wife for no reason or "cause", or took a second wife without permission, he must return the bride's entire inventory of assets to her and pay the set "Bride Price" cash to the father of the bride.
But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes? Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 4) On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
After consummation, he takes the bloodied bed sheet and gives it to the witnesses chosen by the father of the bride.This makes clear that Jesus is speaking of a wedding.Not much is known of the actual wedding ceremony in first-century Palestine.Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. (John 1) My [Shulammite woman] very own vineyard [body] is at my disposal; The thousand shekels [money] are for you, Solomon, And two hundred are for those who take care of its fruit.[she chooses the shepherd boy and he signs a ketubbah with her father] O you [she says to the shepherd boy] who sit in the gardens, My companions [like the ten virgins of Mt 15) are listening for your voice Let me hear it!