sororate marriage and a levirate marriage​?

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What is the difference between a sororate marriage and a levirate marriage

Jun 18th, 2015

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Levirate marriage is the obligation of a surviving brother to marry the widow of his brother if he died without having sired children. The outcome is that the widow must marry a brother-in-law rather than anyone outside the family. The oldest of the surviving brothers had the first obligation to perform this commandment, which also allowed him to inherit all of his dead brother’s property.

Sororate marriage is the sociological custom of a man marrying or engaging in sexual activity with his wife's sister, usually after the wife is dead or has proven infertile. From an anthropological standpoint, this type of marriage strengthens the ties between both the wife's family or clan and the husband's and preserves the contract between the two to provide children and continue the alliance.

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