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In Biblical times arranged marriages where the norm or common at least, but what was the usual age that a girl and boy would get married? What was expected of them when they got married? What was the age of consent?
The concept of "age of consent" is really not a concept present in ancient society. Fathers decided for their daughters. Daughters went from their father's house to their husand's house. I don't believe the Jews had any sort of age associated with "consent" and certainly the Romans did not.
The Church established the conept of consent as it relates to the sacrament of marriage, meaning the girl had to give consent and her father could not consent for her. But establishing an age at which one could marry is relatively new. In the ancient world it was fluid, not defined in law. It was around the onset of puberty.