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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Father's House, Fathers' House
Father, God the
God, the Father
House, Father's
Greek - without father
Greek - Father, became the father of, father
Greek - Father, father, father's, fathers
Greek - murder of a father
Greek - father in law, father-in-law
Hebrew - father
Hebrew - father
Hebrew - father
Hebrew - father-in-law
Hebrew - father of Gibeon
Hebrew - father, fatherless, forefathers, Father, father's, fathers, fathers', fathers' households, forefather, grandfather, grandfathers
Hebrew - father, fathers
Hebrew - became the father, become the father, become the fathers, father, fathered, fathers
Hebrew - father's brother
Hebrew - father in law, father-in-law
Hebrew - father's sister

Is often synonymous with ancestor, founder, or originator, as Genesis 4:20-21 John 8:56 Romans 4:16. Joseph was a father to Pharoah, Genesis 45:8, as his counselor and provider. God is the FATHER of men, as their Creator, Deuteronomy 32:6 Isaiah 63:16 64:8 Luke 3:38. But as we have forfeited the rights of children by our sins, it is only through Christ that we can call God by that endearing name, "our Father," John 20:17 Romans 8:15-17.

In patriarchal times, a father was master and judge in his own household, and exercised and authority almost unlimited over his family. Filial disobedience or disrespect was a high offence. Under the law, certain acts of children were capital crimes, Exodus 21:15,17 Leviticus 20:9; and the father was required to bring his son to the public tribunal, Deuteronomy 21:18-21. See MOTHER.

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 'FATHER'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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