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Easton's Bible Dictionary
To promise "by one's truth." Men and women were betrothed when they were engaged to be married. This usually took place a year or more before marriage. From the time of betrothal the woman was regarded as the lawful wife of the man to whom she was betrothed (Deuteronomy 28:30
; Judges 14:2,8
; Matthew 1:18-21
). The term is figuratively employed of the spiritual connection between God and his people (Hosea 2:19,20
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Betroth'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/b/betroth.html. 1897.