Seven Brothers Married
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
It is strange to realize that most of the people of the Old Testament did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. By the first century B.C. a few Jews had come to accept the idea. Conservatives, such as the Sadducees, still rejected it. They cringed at Jesus’ preaching about the resurrection and tried to belittle him. Today’s attack is prompted by an obscure law. If a man died without children his brother, his brother had to marry the widow and have children by her. They were still considered the children of the first husband.
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