Now there were with us seven brothers. And the first married and died, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother. Bible other translations

“Now there were with us seven brothers…” The Sadducees cite this as if it was a real case, and it probably was. Jesus did not try to refute their example. If there was one woman married to two brothers, that would have been good enough to make their case, but the Sadducees had a more involved example, so they used it.

Commentary for: Matthew 22:25