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24 (A)saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies[a] without children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’

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  1. 22:24 ‘If a man dies…his brother’: this is known as the “law of the levirate,” from the Latin levir, “brother-in-law.” Its purpose was to continue the family line of the deceased brother (Dt 25:6).

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