The instructions given to Yehovah’s Ezrach men concerning the “levirate marriage” is all about preserving the name of thy brother, another man of Israel, by producing a seed/son for him. We take our brother’s woman to our self in order to produce a son to inherit our dead brother’s land, position and preserve his name in the earth.
“If brothers [אחים, ach] dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not come to a man [לאישׁ, eesh] outside [זר, zoor]; her husband’s brother [יבמה, yaw·vawm’] shall go to her and take [ולקחה, law·kach’] her to himself, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her [ויבמה׃, yaw·vawm’]. And it shall be that the firstborn son [הבכור, bek·ore’] which she bears will succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. (Deu 25:5-6)
Because of Yehovah’s instructions concerning the levirate marriage a husband’s brother [יבמ, yaw·vawm’], through the same woman can produce a first-born son for his dead brother and one for himself as well. Wow!
In this context I discussed the story of Tamar and in the story of Naomi and Ruth, and we get to see Torah being lived out right before our eyes; as we see the near of kin, redeeming of the land which was previously sold, and the levirate marriage instructions in action. I also talked about the Hallmark movie called “Loving Leah.” There was much of it I did not like, but I am always such a sucker for a “chick flick.” 🙂
2D13 Deuteronomy 24-25 – Levirate Marriage
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