Redeem the Property of a Relative to Keep it in the
25 'If a fellow countryman of
yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest
kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold.
Exact Vengeance for the Murder of a Relative
11 "But if there is a
man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him
and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities,
12 then the elders of his
city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the
avenger of blood, that he may die.
shall not pity him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel,
that it may go well with you.
Marry a Dead Brother’s Son-less Widow to Perpetuate the
Deceased Brother’s Name
5 "When brothers live
together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall
not be married outside the family to a strange man. Her husband's
brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty
of a husband's brother to her.
shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall assume the name of his dead
brother, so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel.
if the man does not desire to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife
shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, 'My husband's brother refuses to
establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the
duty of a husband's brother to me.'
the elders of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he
persists and says, 'I do not desire to take her,'
9 then his brother's wife
shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot
and spit in his face; and she shall declare, 'Thus it is done to the man who
does not build up his brother's house.'
Israel his name shall be called, 'The house of him whose sandal is removed.'