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
Dirk the Mormon.