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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Man-Child

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man´chı̄ld (American Standard Revised Version; "man child," the English Revised Version; not in the King James Version; בּקיר משׁתּין , mashtı̄n beḳı̄r ): The expression is used with the meaning of "male," but is found only in the description of the extermination of a whole family, where it is employed to express every male descendant of any age. It occurs in 1 Samuel 25:22 , 1 Samuel 25:34; 1 Kings 14:10; 1 Kings 16:11; 1 Kings 21:21; 2 Kings 9:8 .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Man-Child'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/m/man-child.html. 1915.

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