They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” 1
They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away."
They said, "Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY."
"Well, he permitted it," they replied. "He said a man merely has to write his wife an official letter of divorce and send her away."
They answered, "Moses gave permission to fill out a certificate of dismissal and divorce her."
And they said to him, Moses let us give her a statement in writing, and be free from her.
They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her."
They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her ."
to put [her] away
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a man to write
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1 tn Grk “to divorce.” The pronoun has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
sn An allusion to Deut 24:1. The Pharisees were all in agreement that the OT permitted a man to write a certificate of dismissal and divorce his wife (not vice-versa) and that remarriage was therefore sanctioned. But the two rabbinic schools of Shammai and Hillel differed on the grounds for divorce. Shammai was much stricter than Hillel and permitted divorce only in the case of sexual immorality. Hillel permitted divorce for almost any reason (cf. the Mishnah, m. Gittin 9.10).