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Husband of the Childless Widow
Any married man who dies leaving his widow childless.
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Brother’s Wife
Brother’s Wife [Heb. yeḇēmeṯ (Dt. 25:7, 9), ’ēšeṯ’āḥ (Gen. 38:8f; Lev. 18:16; 20:21); Gk. hē gyné̄ toú adelphoú (Mk. 6:18; Lk. 3:19)]; NEB also BROTHER’S WIDOW. A brother’s wife occupied a unique position in Hebrew custom and law, by virtue of the institution of the levirate. The widow
Husband’s Brother
Husband’s Brother[Heb yāḇām—‘brother-in-law’; Gk. epigambreúō; Late Lat levir]. He was required (Dt. 25:5–10; Mt. 22:24) “to perform the duty of a husband’s brother” (yibbe); that is, if his brother, living with him on the paternal estate, died without male issue, he should take the widow
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Brother's Wife
BROTHER’S WIFE. A brother’s wife is to be respected and her person not violated (Lev 18:16; 20:21). See Levirate Marriage.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Brother's Wife
BROTHER’S WIFE — a biblical term for “sister-in-law” (Deut. 25:7). During Old Testament days, if a man died with no male heir, his brother was obligated to marry his widow and produce a son. This son would continue the family’s name and would honor the dead brother. This custom was known as Levirate
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BROTHER'S WIFE
BROTHER’S WIFE(יַבֵמֶת‎ [yebhemeth] = “a sister-in-law,” “brother’s wife” (Deuteronomy 25:7, 9); אִשָּׁה‎ [’ishshah] = “a woman,” “wife”; אֵשֶׁת אָח‎ [̀esheth ’ach] = “brother’s wife” (Genesis 38:8, 9; Leviticus 18:16; 20:21); [ἡ γυνὴ του̂ ἀδελφου̂, he gune tou adelphou] = “the
HUSBAND'S BROTHER
HUSBAND’S BROTHER([יָבָם‎, yabham], “brother-in-law”; [ἐπιγαμβρεύω, epigambreuo]; Late Latin levir): He was required (Dt 25:5-10; Mt 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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Brother’s Wife
BROTHER’S WIFE: יְבֵמֶת‎, yebhēmeth=“a sister-in-law,” “brother’s wife” [Dt 25:7, 9]; אִשָּׁה‎, ’ishshāh= “a, woman,” “wife”; אֵשֶׁת אָח’ēsheth’āh = “brother’s wife” [Gen 38:8, 9; Lev 18:16; 20:21]; ἡ γυνὴ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ, hē gunḗ toú adelphoú = “the brother’s wife” [Mk 6:18]): A brother’s wife
Husband’s Brother
HUSBAND’S BROTHER (יָבָם‎, yābhām, “brother-in-law”; ἐπιγαμβρεύω, epigambreúō; Late Lat levir): He was required (Dt 25:5–10; Mt 22:24) “to perform the duty of a husband’s brother” (yibbemāh); that is, if his brother, living with him on the paternal estate, died without male issue, he should take