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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
PATRIARCH. This term is usually applied to (1) the antediluvian fathers of the human race; (2) the three great progenitors of Israel Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (see sep. artt.); (3) in the NT it is extended to the sons of Jacob ( Acts 7:8-9 ), and to David ( Acts 2:29 ).
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Patriarch'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/p/patriarch.html. 1909.