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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Heritage

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her´i - tā̇j ( נחלה , naḥălāh , from nāḥal , "to give"; κληρόω , klēróō ): That which is allotted, possession, property, portion, share, peculiar right, inheritance; applied to land transferred from the Canaanites to Israel ( Psalm 11:6; Psalm 136:22 ); to Israel, as the heritage of Yahweh (Joel 3:2 , etc.). In the New Testament (Ephesians 1:11 ) applied to believers, the spiritual Israel, as God's peculiar possession (Ellicott, Eadie).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Heritage'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/h/heritage.html. 1915.

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