5679 dowry

5679 dowry

A present given by a woman’s father on her marriage. At betrothal the bridegroom gave a compensatory gift, known as the bride-price, to the woman’s family.

The bride-price

Ex 22:16-17 See also Ge 34:12

Usually it consisted of payment in kind Ge 24:53 See also Ge 29:16-28; Ge 31:41; 1Sa 18:25; 2Sa 3:14

The dowry given by the bride’s father

1Ki 9:16 See also Ge 24:59-61; Ge 29:24,29; Jdg 1:14-15

See also


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