Is there a traditional Jewish or standard agreed upon understanding of what it means for a marriage in the context of Isaiah 4 to take away reproach?
For seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach!” (Is. 4:1)
I realise there is a gap between our culture and the time when this text was written, and I am not sure what specifically this is saying. Given that the woman appear to have an independent source of food and clothing, the motivation is obviously not out of poverty.
(If it turns out that this question might be too subjective, please let me know and I can clarify it. While opinions are nice, I am ultimately after how this passage would have been traditionally understood)