[b-hebrew] Halitzah - Levirate marriage

Christopher V. Kimball kimball at ntplx.net
Sat Aug 28 19:24:55 EDT 2004

Where does the term "levirate" come from in describing the marriage of a 
widow to her brother-in-law?  None of the Hebrew words seem to lead to 
"levir" or "levirate".

I'm assuming there's no relationship between "levir" and the tribe of Levy.

Chris Kimball

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