The issues brought up sure make me think of how life back then was so different, and how things we look down on today were acceptable practice back then. Things such as marrying one's first cousin. I find it ironic how even then there was a double standard between the way men and women acted in regards to intimacy. The women were expected to be pure to their husbands, but the husbands took many wives in addition to lying with their servants/concubines. In today's society, many people are not surprised if a man has many women, but it is very surprising when a woman does. I am looking forward to seeing where this changes in the Bible.
I am also looking forward to learning more about circumcision. It is such a huge debate now days. We chose to circumcise our boys, and have come under ridicule for it. I know there is Biblical justification for it for some people, but I am not certain it is there for us. I guess I will have an answer to that one way or the other by the time this is all finished.