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Subject: Re: OT When did it become legal to marry one's sister-in-law?
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 12:06:23 EST
In a message dated 2/2/2006 9:04:35 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> It was never legal to marry your dead wife's sister.
> However many people married the sister of their dead wife.
> That's the problem with two adjectives in a row.
> By the way, the Levitical law actually commands you to marry the sister of
> your dead wife, if they had no children by their own marriage.
Does not the Levitical law rather command you to marry the wife of your
dead brother, if they had no children?
Oops you're right. I was so glib in my response that I overshot my mark :)