H2992 יבם - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root of doubtful meaning; used only as a denominative from H2993; to marry a (deceased) brother’s widow

KJV Usage: perform the duty of a husband’s brother, marry.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. (Piel) to perform levirate marriage, perform the duty of a brother-in-law
a. the duty due to a brother who died childless - to marry his widow and have a son for his name
Origin: a primitive root of doubtful meaning
TWOT: 836
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H2992 יבם is used in the Bible

3 occurrences of H2992 יבם

Genesis 38:8
Deuteronomy 25:5
Deuteronomy 25:7

Corresponding Greek Words

yavam pi. G80 adelphos
yavam pi. G1918 epi gambreuo
yavam pi. G4924 sun oikeo