Category Archives: Levirate marriage

Bride Inheritance? A Cultural Allowance for a Widow or a Means to Control Property?

Bride Inheritance or Widow Inheritance is a cultural practice sometimes related to a levirate marriage. In this practice, a woman must marry a kinsman of her late husband. This kinsman is often her brother-in-law.  From Bible Study Tools, we learn, … Continue reading

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A Levirate Marriage? Art Thou Thy Brother’s Keeper?

Recently, I listened to a minister discuss what is known as a Levirate Marriage, a marriage between the widow and the husband’s brother. Many Christians, especially those in the Western world, consider this a reprehensible action, but the Bible does … Continue reading

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