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  • Readers, it has been called to my attention by someone more knowledgeable than myself that the site -- the one I referred to above -- is not faithful to the scriptures in some of the teachings. I am passing this caution on to others so that all things will be proven.

    I still wonder about what the bible means when it speaks of widows. Is an unmarried divorced woman a widow?

    • Widows and orphans alike are defined by the severance of a relationship by death; the widow by the death of a spouse and orphan by the death of the parents.  A scriptural description of this is found in Exodus 22:22-24 where the Lord states in vs 24, "and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless".  A divorced woman is not a widow since her spouse still lives; if he dies, then she would be a widow.  A divorced woman is separated from her covenant spouse who is still living.  Unmarried is one who has never entered the covenant of marriage.