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NAVE: Levirate Marriage
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Levirate Marriage

NET Glossary: (from the Latin term levir, "brother-in-law"), a provision in the Mosaic law whereby a man who died without male descendants to carry on his name could have a son by proxy, that is, through a surviving brother who would marry his widow and whose first son would then be attributed to the brother who had died (Deut 25:5)

Levirate Marriage [NAVE]

Deut. 25:5, 7; Matt. 22:25; Mark 12:20; Luke 20:29 See also Kinsman-redeemer

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