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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Patriarch

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'Head of a family,' applied in the N.T. to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as ancestors of the Israelites, and to the twelve sons of Jacob. David also is thus designated. Acts 2:29 ; Acts 7:8,9 ; Hebrews 7:4 . In other passages the same persons are called 'the fathers.'


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Patriarch '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/p/patriarch.html. 1897.

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