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(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

Strong's Hebrew
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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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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2545. chamoth -- husband's mother
... 2544, 2545. chamoth. 2546 . husband's mother. Transliteration: chamoth Phonetic
Spelling: (kham-oth') Short Definition: mother-in-law. Word Origin fem. ...
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2524. cham -- husband's father
... 2523, 2524. cham. 2525 . husband's father. Transliteration: cham Phonetic
Spelling: (khawm) Short Definition: father-in-law. Word ...
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2537. Chamutal -- perhaps "my husband's father is the dew," mother ...
... perhaps "my husband's father is the dew," mother of two kings of Judah. Transliteration:
Chamutal Phonetic Spelling: (kham-oo-tal') Short Definition: Hamutal. ...
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376. ish -- man
... 3), expert (1), farming* (1), father* (1), fellow (3), fellows (2), friend* (1),
friends* (1), high* (1), himself (1), hunter* (1), husband (65), husband's (1 ...
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Whether Affinity is a Cause of Affinity?
... Porro duorum) that "the wives of two cousins are forbidden to marry, one after the
other, the same husband." But this is only on account of affinity being ...
/.../ theologica/whether affinity is a cause.htm

Whether a Sacred Order Cannot Supervene to Matrimony?
... Therefore if the husband be ordained without his wife's consent, she will be bound
to remain continent against her will, since she cannot marry another man ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether a sacred order cannot.htm

Whether one who is under Another's Power Can Give Alms?
... Therefore those who are in another's power can give alms. Objection 2: Further,
a wife is under her husband's power (Gn.3:16). But ...
// theologica/whether one who is under.htm

Whether Husband and Wife Can Take a Vow Contrary to the Marriage ...
(TEN ARTICLES) Whether husband and wife can take a vow contrary to the ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether husband and wife can.htm

Simeon's "Sign that Should be Contradicted," Applied to the ...
... For "she bare," because she produced offspring of her own flesh and "yet she did
not bear," since she produced Him not from a husband's seed; she was "a virgin ...
/.../tertullian/ on the flesh of christ/chapter xxiii simeons sign that should.htm

Whether a Person Contracts Affinity through the Marriage of a ...
... For "the cause of a thing being so is yet more so." Now the wife is not connected
with her husband's kindred except by reason of the husband. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether a person contracts affinity.htm

Whether Affinity is an Impediment to Marriage?
... Objection 2: Further, by marriage the wife becomes a possession of the husband.
Now the husband's kindred inherit his possessions after his death. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether affinity is an impediment.htm

Mrs. Hsi's Second Gift
... During her husband's lifetime she had been eager to learn all she could, and
had with difficulty mastered some of the Chinese characters. ...
/.../cable/the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter ix mrs hsis second.htm

Whether it is against the Natural Law to have a Concubine?
... Now the wife has power of her husband's body (1:Cor.7:4). Therefore if his wife
be willing, the husband can have intercourse with another woman without sin. ...
/.../ theologica/whether it is against the 2.htm

Portrait of a Matron
... for her price is far above rubies.11. The heart of her husband doth safely
trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.12. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/portrait of a matron.htm

Tamar (28 Occurrences)
... Some suppose this was "Tadmor" (qv). (2.) The daughter-in-law of Judah, to whose
eldest son, Er, she was married (Genesis 38:6). After her husband's death, she ...
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Brother-in-law (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The brother of one's husband or wife; also, the husband
of one's sister; sometimes, the husband of one's wife's sister. Int. ...
/b/brother-in-law.htm - 8k

Fulfill (80 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 7:3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her,
and likewise also the wife to her husband. (See NAS NIV). ...
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Brother's (46 Occurrences)
... The widow had no hereditary rights in her husband's property, but was considered
a part of the estate, and the surviving brother of the deceased was considered ...
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Marry (48 Occurrences)
... vt) To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining, as a man
and a woman, for life; to constitute (a man and a woman) husband and wife ...
/m/marry.htm - 22k

Duty (90 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 7:3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her,
and likewise also the wife to her husband. (See NAS NIV). ...
/d/duty.htm - 37k

Kin (18 Occurrences)
... brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the wife of the dead
shall not be married without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall ...
/k/kin.htm - 12k

Nabal (18 Occurrences)
... On her return she found her husband incapable from drunkenness of understanding
the state of matters, and not till the following day did she explain to him ...
/n/nabal.htm - 16k

Refuseth (22 Occurrences)
... 25:7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's
wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth ...
/r/refuseth.htm - 13k

Refuses (21 Occurrences)
... 25:7 If the man doesn't want to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife
shall go up to the gate to the elders, and say, "My husband's brother refuses ...
/r/refuses.htm - 12k

Bible Concordance
Husband's (19 Occurrences)

John 1:13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
(See NIV)

John 3:29 He who has the bride is the husband: but the husband's friend, whose place is by his side and whose ears are open to him, is full of joy because of the husband's voice: such is my joy, and it is complete.

Acts 5:10 Instantly she fell down dead at his feet, and the young men came in and found her dead. So they carried her out and buried her by her husband's side.

Romans 7:3 This accounts for the fact that if during her husband's life she lives with another man, she will be stigmatized as an adulteress; but that if her husband is dead she is no longer under the old prohibition, and even though she marries again, she is not an adulteress.

1 Corinthians 7:4 the wife over her own body hath not authority, but the husband; and, in like manner also, the husband over his own body hath not authority, but the wife.
(See NIV)

Genesis 38:8 Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up seed to your brother."

Genesis 38:13 And it is declared to Tamar, saying, 'Lo, thy husband's father is going up to Timnath to shear his flock;'

Genesis 38:25 She is brought out, and she hath sent unto her husband's father, saying, 'To a man whose these 'are', I 'am' pregnant;' and she saith, 'Discern, I pray thee, whose 'are' these -- the seal, and the ribbons, and the staff.'

Numbers 5:14 If the spirit of doubt comes into her husband's heart, and he has doubts of his wife, with good cause; or if he has doubts of her without cause:

Numbers 5:19 And the priest shall cause her to swear, and shall say unto the woman: 'If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness, being under thy husband, be thou free from this water of bitterness that causeth the curse;
(See RSV)

Numbers 5:20 but if thou hast gone aside, being under thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee besides thy husband--
(See RSV)

Numbers 5:29 This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goeth aside, and is defiled;
(See RSV)

Numbers 30:8 And if in the day of her husband's hearing he disalloweth her, then he hath broken her vow which 'is' on her, and the wrongful utterance of her lips which she hath bound on her soul, and Jehovah is propitious to her.

Numbers 30:10 "If she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath,

Deuteronomy 25:5 If brothers dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in to her, and take her to him as wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.

Deuteronomy 25:7 If the man doesn't want to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate to the elders, and say, "My husband's brother refuses to raise up to his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother to me."

Ruth 2:1 Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

Proverbs 6:34 For bitter is the wrath of an angry husband; in the day of punishment he will have no mercy.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband; but she that doeth shamefully is as rottenness in his bones.
(See NIV)



Husband's Brother

Related Terms

Brother-in-law (5 Occurrences)

Fulfill (80 Occurrences)

Brother's (46 Occurrences)

Marry (48 Occurrences)

Duty (90 Occurrences)

Kin (18 Occurrences)

Nabal (18 Occurrences)

Refuseth (22 Occurrences)

Refuses (21 Occurrences)

Refusing (21 Occurrences)

Deceased (8 Occurrences)

Perpetuate (2 Occurrences)

Boaz (25 Occurrences)

Brother (402 Occurrences)

Relationships (1 Occurrence)

Perform (155 Occurrences)

Sarai (13 Occurrences)

Sarah (38 Occurrences)

Dies (71 Occurrences)

Establish (133 Occurrences)

Widow (71 Occurrences)

Raise (175 Occurrences)

Delight (213 Occurrences)

Husband's (19 Occurrences)

Open (586 Occurrences)

Herself (121 Occurrences)

Abroad (120 Occurrences)

Family (438 Occurrences)

Willing (152 Occurrences)

Divorce (18 Occurrences)

Vowed (34 Occurrences)

Valour (66 Occurrences)

Zeruiah (25 Occurrences)

Na'omi (21 Occurrences)

Obligation (17 Occurrences)

Onan (6 Occurrences)

Obligates (4 Occurrences)


Wife (437 Occurrences)

Rebekah (31 Occurrences)

Ribbons (1 Occurrence)

Elimelech (6 Occurrences)

Elim'elech (6 Occurrences)

Disalloweth (2 Occurrences)

Doubts (15 Occurrences)

Michal (18 Occurrences)

Marriage (74 Occurrences)

Marries (20 Occurrences)

Propitious (12 Occurrences)

Prohibition (1 Occurrence)

Pregnant (33 Occurrences)

Beloved (117 Occurrences)

Bloody (19 Occurrences)

Bo'az (24 Occurrences)

Affinity (4 Occurrences)

Accordingly (34 Occurrences)

Accounts (14 Occurrences)

Aretas (1 Occurrence)

Acquaintance (16 Occurrences)

Abigail (18 Occurrences)

Stigmatized (1 Occurrence)

Sister-in-law (1 Occurrence)

Adultery (49 Occurrences)

Instantly (39 Occurrences)

Naomi (25 Occurrences)

Kinsman (29 Occurrences)

Responsible (242 Occurrences)

Produce (140 Occurrences)

Strange (234 Occurrences)

Taste (46 Occurrences)

Bond (32 Occurrences)

During (182 Occurrences)

Fact (98 Occurrences)

Hush (7 Occurrences)

Pledge (55 Occurrences)

Gate (248 Occurrences)

Doubt (49 Occurrences)

Vow (49 Occurrences)

Stranger (152 Occurrences)

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