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Re: Brothers in law

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Thursday, May 4, 2006, 21:05
On 5/4/06, Michael Adams <michael.adams1@...> wrote:
> Sort of the reverse is the Mormon custom of a man marrying his > brother wife, when the brother died. Not always a marriage, but > more like a "she is under my protection, and so are her kids, > since she is my brother widow and they are my kin"..
I didn't realize we did that. This is just a restatement of the Mosaic law: "If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her." (Exodus 25: 5) Dirk the Mormon.