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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2992 - יָבַם
1) (Piel) to perform levirate marriage, perform the duty of a brother-in-law
1a) the duty due to a brother who died childless — to marry his widow and have a son for his name
L) mbi (יבמ YBM) AC: Marry CO: Brother-in-law AB: ?: When a husband dies his brother takes his place as his sister-in-laws husband. Any children born to him will be of his brothers line in order to continue, lift up, his family.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
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