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ATS Bible Dictionary

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• Nave's Topical Bible
» Dowry
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» Marriage custom & yoke, no sons: & Divorce
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Hebrew - dowry
Hebrew - pay a dowry
Hebrew - dowry
Hebrew - dowry

In eastern countries the bridegroom was required to pay the father of his betrothed a stipulated portion, in money or other valuables, portion, in money or other valuables, proportioned to the rank and station of the family to which she belonged; this was the dowry. Jacob purchased his wives by his services to their father, Genesis 29:18-27; 34:12; Exodus 22:16,17; 1 Samuel 18:25; Hosea 3:2.

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

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


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