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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Duty

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(דָּבָר, dabar, lit. a word or matter; Gr. ὀφείλω, to owe). For "duty of marriage" (עוֹנָה, onah', dwelling together, Exodus 21:10; used in the Talmud for connubial right; i.q., ὀφειλομένη εὔνοια, "due benevolence," 1 Corinthians 7:3), (See COHABITATION). For "the duty of a husband's brother" (יָבִס, yabas', Deuteronomy 25:5; Deuteronomy 25:7, to marry a deceased brother's childless wife, Genesis 38:8), (See LEVIRATE LAW). (See ETHICS).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Duty'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/d/duty.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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