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Handmaid, Handmaiden

Morrish Bible Dictionary

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These words often refer in scripture to a female slave, as applied to Hagar the Egyptian, Genesis 25:12; but were also used by women themselves as a term of humility, as when Hannah spake to Jehovah and to Eli, 1 Samuel 1:11,16,18; as Abigail to David, 1 Samuel 25:24-41; and by Mary and Elizabeth as handmaids of the Lord. Luke 1:38,48 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Handmaid, Handmaiden'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​h/handmaid-handmaiden.html. 1897.
 
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