[b-hebrew] Halitzah - Levirate marriage
jkilmon at historian.net
Sat Aug 28 19:34:16 EDT 2004
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From: "Christopher V. Kimball" <kimball at ntplx.net>
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Subject: [b-hebrew] Halitzah - Levirate marriage
> 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
> Chris Kimball
Actually, levir (LAYweer) is Latin for "husband's brother."
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