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Bible Dictionaries

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Kiss

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Of affection (Genesis 27:26,27; 29:13; Luke 7:38,45 ); reconciliation (Genesis 33:4; 2 Samuel 14:33 ); leave-taking (Genesis 31:28,55; Ruth 1:14; 2 Samuel 19:39 ); homage (Psalm 2:12; 1 Samuel 10:1 ); spoken of as between parents and children (Genesis 27:26; 31:28,55; 48:10; 50:1; Exodus 18:7; Ruth 1:9,14 ); between male relatives (Genesis 29:13; 33:4; 45:15 ). It accompanied social worship as a symbol of brotherly love (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 co 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26; 1 Peter 5:14 ). The worship of idols was by kissing the image or the hand toward the image (1 Kings 19:18; Hosea 13:2 ).

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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 'Kiss'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/k/kiss.html. 1897.

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