Husband's Brother
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Strong's Hebrew
2992. yabam -- to perform the duty of a husband's brother
... 2991, 2992. yabam. 2993 . to perform the duty of a husband's brother.
Transliteration: yabam Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-bam') Short Definition: brother. ...
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2993. yabam -- husband's brother
... 2992, 2993. yabam. 2994 . husband's brother. Transliteration: yabam Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-bawm') Short Definition: brother. ... husband's brother. From (the orig ...
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The Woman's Story.
... But my husband's brother, being thoroughly mad, was enamoured of wretched
me, who exceedingly affected chastity. And I, wishing ...
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The Woman's Story.
... But my husband's brother was vehemently enflamed with unlawful love towards me;
and as I valued chastity above all things, and would neither consent to so ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xv the womans story.htm

One Argument which Has Been Much Relied Upon but not More than Its ...
... Herodias, in utter violation of the laws of her country, left her husband, then
living, and married Herod the tetrarch of Galilee, her husband's brother by the ...
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Herod the Tetrarch Makes War with Aretas, the King of Arabia, and ...
... to confound the laws of our country, and divorced herself from her husband while
he was alive, and was married to Herod [Antipas], her husband's brother by the ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 herod the tetrarch.htm

The Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.
... predestination. In 1887, the clause forbidding the marriage of a deceased wife's
sister or a deceased husband's brother was struck out. The ...
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 15, "If Thy Brother Sin ...
... and told him how it was, that she had not defiled her husband's bed, but that she
had conceived of the Holy Ghost the Lord of them both. Thy brother then hath ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xxxii on the words.htm

Concerning Jacob's Flight into Mesopotamia, by Reason of the Fear ...
... by his mother to Mesopotamia, in order to marry Laban her brother's daughter [which ...
Now Lea was sorely troubled at her husband's love to her sister; and she ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 19 concerning jacobs flight.htm

Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel
... Of the marriage to a deceased husband's brother (or the next of kin), in case of
childlessness, it is unnecessary here to speak, since although the Mishnah ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 9 mothers daughters and.htm

Panegyric on his Brother S. C├Žsarius.
... C├Žsarius, the Saint's younger brother, was born probably about ad330. ... be, I will
utter it,) have both believed and said that even her husband's perfection has ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/oration vii panegyric on his.htm

V. ...
... Of a similar import also is this, that a woman after her husband's death must take
her husband's brother, and bear him children, and he must suffer himself to ...
/.../the epistles of st peter and st jude preached and explained/chapter i v .htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Husband's Brother


(yabham, "brother-in-law"; epigambreuo; Late Latin levir): He was required (Deuteronomy 25:5-10 Matthew 22:24) "to perform the duty of a husband's brother" (yibbemah); that is, if his brother, living with him on the paternal estate, died without male issue, he should take the widow to wife, and "raise up seed unto his brother," the firstborn of the new marriage inheriting the deceased brother's estate. Refusal of the duty was possible, but entailed public ceremonial disgrace and lasting reproach. This provision for a specific case modified the general law which forbade the marriage of a sister-in-law (Leviticus 18:16, 18). It was a patriarchal custom (Genesis 38; Judah and Tamar), and is alluded to in Ruth 1:11-13. A related custom is found in Ruth 4:1, Boaz playing; however, the part, not of levir ("brother-in-law"), but of go`el ("redeemer"). It was at least theoretically in force in our Lord's time (Matthew 22:23-28; the question of the Sadducees concerning the resurrection). For the origin and object of this custom see FAMILY; MARRIAGE.

Philip Wendell Crannell



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