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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(חָתָן, chathan', also "son-in-law;" κυμφίος). In the typical language of Scripture, the love of the Redeemer to the Church is vividly alluded to in the expression "the bride, the Lamb's wife" (Revelation 21:9). Christ himself is also called "the bridegroom" in the same sense (John 3:29). The figure, under various and extended forms, is of frequent occurrence in the O.T., to denote the union between Jehovah and the Jewish nation. (See CANTICLES); (See NUPTIALS).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Bridegroom'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​b/bridegroom.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.