This is interesting food for thought for those who disallow any grounds for divorce or who would only allow adultery as a ground:
A slave under Moses was set free if the master violently abused her. A purchased slave wife was set free if the husband diminished her food, clothing or marriage rights. Do you really believe that a woman who is beaten, abused, neglected and hated must remain in bondage to the seed of the devil, when she would have been freed under the Mosaic Law? God forbid!
~ Barbara Roberts, Does a Christian Wife Have Fewer Rights than a Slave Wife in Moses’ Day? The moral law is abiding; Old Testament case laws and civil laws apply now only in general equity, http://theaquilareport.com/does-a-christian-wife-have-fewer-rights-than-a-slave-wife-in-moses-day/