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Dowry

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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(Mohar; i.e., price paid for a wife, Genesis 34:12; Exodus 22:17; 1 Samuel 18:25 ), a nuptial present; some gift, as a sum of money, which the bridegroom offers to the father of his bride as a satisfaction before he can receive her. Jacob had no dowry to give for his wife, but he gave his services (Genesis 29:18; 30:20; 34:12 ).

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Dowry'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​d/dowry.html. 1897.
 
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