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Because cousin marriage was allowed by God's law, and was in fact commanded of many individuals throughout scripture, the deceased husband's nearest relative was often the widow's uncle.If neither a brother nor father to the deceased was an option, the next nearest kin appears to have always followed a lateral or ascending direction.Furthermore, the Scripture clearly and unmistakably defines an aunt (a mother's or father's sister) as the parent's close relative, not as one's own.Historically, the Jews have never considered a cousin to be a "close relative" or too close to marry.If the first wife was opposed to the marriage, or was related to the widow within the defined prohibitions, then she became the responsibility of the next nearest kin.The brother of the deceased was generally the obvious choice, although a widow's marriage to her father in law was fairly common.
In fact, the New Advent encyclopedia finds that Christ's parents -- Joseph & Mary-- were first cousins. Do I believe that Joseph and Mary were first cousins?
The Bible has a great deal to say about cousin marriage, and not once does it say anything negative.
To the contrary, all references to cousin marriage in scripture are 100% supportive.
If she had borne no children to her husband, her firstborn to his relative was to be the legitimate heir to the deceased spouse.
However, the nearest kin was also required to have the approval of his first wife before taking on a second.