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The Rambam (Issurei Biah 14:10 and Melachim 9:5, based on Sanhedrin 58a-b) writes that brother-sister relations among Bnei Noach are forbidden only if they share the same mother. Accordingly, in Issurei Biah (ibid. :13) he says that the gezeirah mentioned by the OP applies only if a ger marries his maternal sister (see Maggid Mishneh there). That being the ...


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It would seem from the commentaries concentrating on 'chovas chinuch', a parent's obligation for educating their children, on the Gemara there in Sukkah, that her husband was not on the scene, much like @Ra'anan's earlier assertion. Whilst the תוספות ישנים1 initially suggests that the father was indeed present he just was not in the immediate vicinity, and ...


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Here is the relevant text from Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews, Book 20, ch. 2): "About this time it was that Helena, queen of Adiabene, and her son Izates, changed their course of life, and embraced the Jewish customs, and this on the occasion following: Monobazus, the king of Adiabene, who had also the name of Bazeus, fell in love with his sister ...


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