|BRIDE-CHAMBER, SONS (CHILDREN) OF THE |
(hoi huioi tou numphonos):
These were friends or companions of the bridegroom and were usually very numerous (Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19; Luke 5:34). Any wedding guest might be included in the expression, or anyone who took part in the bridal procession and remained for the wedding-feast (see MARRIAGE). In the above passages "the sons of the bride-chamber" are the disciples of Christ.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BRIDE-CHAMBER, SONS (CHILDREN) OF THE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T1698>. 1915.