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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2993 - יָבָם
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.
יָבָם m. levir, a husband’s brother, who, by the law of Moses, was required to marry the wife of his brother who had died without children, -Deut. 25:59. Hence the denominative
the Third Week after Epiphany