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Dowry

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

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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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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Dowry'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ats/​d/dowry.html. 1859.
 
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