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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Father
Father's House, Fathers' House
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Father-In-Law
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Lexicons
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
Father -

A name applied (1) to any ancestor (Deuteronomy 1:11; 1 Kings 15:11; Matthew 3:9; 23:30, etc.); and (2) as a title of respect to a chief, ruler, or elder, etc. (Judges 17:10; 18:19; 1 Samuel 10:12; 2Kings 2:12; Matthew 23:9, etc.). (3) The author or beginner of anything is also so called; e.g., Jabal and Jubal (Genesis 4:20,21; Compare Job 38:28).

Applied to God (Exodus 4:22; Deuteronomy 32:6; 2Sam 7:14; Psalms 89:27,28, etc.).

  • As denoting his covenant relation to the Jews (Jeremiah 31:9; Isaiah 63:16; 64:8; John 8:41, etc.).

  • Believers are called God's "sons" (John 1:12; Romans 8:16; Matthew 6:4,8,15,18; 10:20,29). They also call him "Father" (Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:3; 2co 1:2; Galatians 1:4)


  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Father'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
    <http://classic.studylight.org/dic/ebd/view.cgi?number=T1314>. 1897.


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