Attention!
10 million Ukrainians without power because of Russia. Help us purchase electrical generators for churches.
Consider helping today!

Bible Dictionaries

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Brother

Additional Links

Brother. The Hebrew word is used in various senses in the Old Testament, as,

1. Any kinsman, and not a mere brother; that is, nephew, Genesis 13:8; Genesis 14:16, husband, Song of Solomon 4:9.

2. One of the same tribe. 2 Samuel 19:13.

3. Of the same people, Exodus 2:11, or even, of a cognate people. Numbers 20:14.

4. An ally. Amos 1:9.

5. Any friend, Job 5:15.

6. One of the same office. 1 Kings 9:13.

7. A fellow man. Leviticus 19:17.

Metaphorically, of any similarity, as in Job 30:19. The Greek word, adelphos, has a similar range of meanings, in the New Testament.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Brother'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/b/brother.html. 1901.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Brimstone
Next Entry
Bukki