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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

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1 Kings 20:33 (b) The ungodly enemy king took the place of being a relative of Ahab, the King of Samaria. Ahab accepted the suggestion. He therefore linked himself with one who was a bitter enemy of GOD and whom GOD had ordained for destruction. Christians are not brothers of the unsaved. Christians are children of GOD, while the unsaved are children of Satan. GOD cursed Ahab for his action in this matter.

Job 30:29 (a) Job felt so disgraced, so discouraged, and so wretched that he claimed kin with animals. He felt that he was not worthy to be called even a human being.

Psalm 49:7 (b) The word is used to describe any friend or relative who shows a helpful interest in time of distress. The passage particularly refers to the false teachings of Romanism, with its masses for the dead, and Mormonism with its baptism for the dead. No human being can do anything whatever to help the souls of those who have died.

Proverbs 17:17 (c) This title refers to any person who loves, cares and shares with one who is in adversity, trouble or sorrow. GOD always provides someone who will help in time of sorrow.

Matthew 5:22 (b) The teaching evidently is that if any person should mock at or scoff at a Christian who is seeking to live a separated life, and thereby fulfill GOD's will, that person is in danger of eternal punishment because he sides in with Satan and takes sides against GOD.

Matthew 7:3 (a) This name is applied to any person with whom one is in close association and fellowship.

Matthew 12:50 (a) This person is a true believer in the Lord JESUS, who has received the gift of eternal life, and thereby has entered the family of GOD. It also describes the very close and precious relationship which JESUS maintains toward those who love Him and obey the Father.

Romans 14:10 (a) In this passage the word refers to any believer or even one who claims to be a believer against whom another Christian may show a hostile attitude.

1 John 2:9 (b) This title is given to any real believer, a true Christian, one who has been born again, and is really a child of GOD.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Brother'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/b/brother.html. 1957.

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