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Easton's Bible Dictionary

First-Born, Sanctification of the

A peculiar sanctity was attached to the first-born both of man and of cattle. God claimed that the first-born males of man and of animals should be consecrated to him, the one as a priest (Exodus 19:22,24 ), representing the family to which he belonged, and the other to be offered up in sacrifice (Genesis 4:4 ).

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'First-Born, Sanctification of the'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/f/first-born-sanctification-of-the.html. 1897.

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