What is certain is that the definite assumption of monogamy is found only in such late books as Ben-Sira (Ecclesiasticus), Tobit and Judith.
Monogamy, as is remarked above, is assumed in Proverbs to be the recognized custom.
The biggest part of a committed relationship is monogamy.
Female saints, too, are held in high honour; and the Berber pays his wife the compliment of monogamy.
The half-serpent Cadmus brought knowledge of mines, agriculture, and the " Cadmean " letters, while Cecrops inculcated laws and ways of life and was the first to establish monogamy.