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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Eunuch

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In the courts of oriental monarchs, the charge of the female and interior apartments is committed to eunuchs. Hence the word came to signify merely a court officer. Such were Potiphar, Joseph's master, Genesis 39:17 , and the treasurer of Queen Candace, Acts 8:27 . Our Savior speaks of some who "have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake;" that is, who have voluntarily abstained from marriage, in order more effectually to labor for the kingdom of God, Matthew 19:12; and the apostle Paul commends the same abstinence in certain exceptional cases in time of persecution, 1 Corinthians 7:26,27 . See GAZA.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Eunuch'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/e/eunuch.html. 1859.

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