24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
24 Verse 24. Raise up seed unto his brother.] This law is
mentioned De 25:5. The meaning of the expression is, that the
children produced by this marriage should be reckoned in the
genealogy of the deceased brother, and enjoy his estates. The
word seed should be always translated children or posterity.
There is a law precisely similar to this among the Hindoos.