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Hebrew Old World Marriage Customs and Laws Carried Over Into the New World.

"And we did observe to keep the judgments, and the statutes, and the commandments of the Lord in all things, according to the law of Moses."  (2 Nephi 5:10)

 
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  << Antiquities of Mexico by Lord Edward Kingsborough

"...Garcia informs us, that through that vast domonious of the [Inca], the Peruvians conformed to the Hebrew law; for that Pachacti [Inca], ordained and commanded that a widow should marry the next of kin to her first husband.  He also affirms, that amongst the [native] Indians of New Spain brothers were obliged to maintain and to marry brother's widows, and that in Guatemala the widow married her husband's brother, and if he had mone, his next of kin.  Peter Martyr likewise says in the tenth chapter of his 'Seventh Ochean Decade, describing the religious rites and ceremonies of the Indian islanders, that in some plsces a widow married the brother of her former husband or his kinsman especially if he left any Children."    (Antiquities of Mexico, Vol. 8, by Lord Edward Kingsborough, Supplementary Extracts from Spamish Authers  p. 9-D)

 << Aztec and/or Maya Wedding Ceremony from Codex Mendocino.

 


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  Note:  The Hebrew Law and commanded that a widow should marry the next of kin to her first husband.  

 "If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother unto her." (Derteronomy 25:5)

Ruth 4:1-12   Genesis 38:8