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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Judas, the Lords brother
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Brother's Wife
Fathers' Brother
Husband's Brother
Judas, the Lord's Brother
Wife, Brother's
Greek - brother, brother's, brother's way, brothers
Greek - false brother
Hebrew - brother
Hebrew - father's brother
Hebrew - perform the duty of an husband's brother, duty as a brother-in-law, husband's brother
Hebrew - husband's brother
Hebrew - brother's wife
Hebrew - brother, brotherly, brother with his brothers, brother's, brotherhood, brothers, brothers'
Hebrew - brother, brothers

Signifies in Scripture the son of the same parent or parents, Matthew 1:2 Luke 6:14; a cousin or near kinsman, Genesis 13:8 14:16 John 7:3 Acts 1:14; one of the same stock or country, Matthew 5:47 Acts 3:22 Hebrews 7:5; a fellow-man, and equal, Matthew 5:23 7:3; one beloved, 2 Samuel 1:26; Christians, as sons of God, Acts 9:30 11:29. In Matthew 12:46-50 13:55,56 Mark 3:31-35, the brothers of Christ are so mentioned, in connection with his mother and sisters, as almost to require us to believe they were children of Joseph and Mary, younger than Jesus. Yet this is not quite certain, as it may be that the James, Joses, and Judas in Matthew 13:55, are the nephews of Christ alluded to in Matthew 27:56 Luke 6:15,16 John 19:25; Cleophas and Alphaeus being probably the same.

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'BROTHER'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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