Correct, that is why I wrote:
"Did you know that it is possible (so I heard)...." It was not based on my own research, but from what I read, probably in an FLF article sometime back. One of those interesting possibilities that may be....or not.
Again, we cannot read into the bible. We have to make sure we are considering the whole culture and what is going on at the time and why something was done.
Often, we make doctrines out of local bible customs or temporary rules that was meant for one situation that needed to be cleared up. (Wine for stomachs sake, women speaking in church, etc.)