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A Bride
Any woman near or on her wedding day.
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bridegroom
Bride, Bridegroom. Terms used for a woman and man about to be married or just married; also used to describe the relation of Christ to his church (Eph 5:25–27).See Bride of Christ; Church; Jerusalem, New; Marriage, Marriage Customs.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Spouse
Spouse This AV term in Cant. 4:8–12; 5:1; Hos. 4:13f (RSV “bride”) translates Heb. kallâ (“bride [before marriage],” “[young] daughter-in-law,” “newly married woman”). See Marriage I; Bride of Christ.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bride and Bridegroom
BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM Terms used for a woman and man about to be married or just married; also used to describe the relation of Christ to his church (Eph 5:25–27). See Bride of Christ; Church; Jerusalem, New; Marriage, Marriage Customs.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bride, Bridegroom
BRIDE, BRIDEGROOM. The bride is a translation of Heb. kallâh and Gr. nymphē, referring to a betrothed or recently wedded woman (Isa 61:10; 62:5; Jer 7:34; Jn 3:29). The same Heb. word is translated “spouse” in Song 4:8–5:1. The most important usage is with reference to the Church as the Bride of Christ
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bride, Bridegroom
BRIDE, BRIDEGROOM. These two words are quite naturally complementary to each other (Jn. 3:29a) and are found side by side in Is. 62:5; Je. 7:34; 16:9; 25:10; 33:11; Rev. 18:23. ‘The voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride’ in these references is parallel with ‘the voice of mirth and gladness’,
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Bride, Bridegroom
Bride, bridegroomThe word bride (Gk nymphē) occurs three times in the Gospels, or four if the variant reading of Matthew 25:1 is accepted, and bridegroom (Gk nymphios) occurs eleven times. Both words occur elsewhere in the NT only in Revelation; nymphē four times (Rev 18:23; 21:2, 9; 22:17) and nymphios
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bride
Bridefrequently used in the ordinary sense (Isa. 49:18; 61:10, etc.). The relation between Christ and his church is set forth under the figure of that between a bridegroom and bride (John 3:29). The church is called “the bride” (Rev. 21:9; 22:17). Compare parable of the Ten Virgins (Matt. 25:1–13).
Spouse
Spouse(Cant. 4:8–12; Hos. 4:13, 14) may denote either husband or wife, but in the Scriptures it denotes only the latter.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bride
BRIDE — a woman who has recently been married or is about to be married. In biblical times, it was customary for fathers to select wives for their sons (Gen. 38:6). Occasionally, a son might express his preference for a bride to his father, and his father would negotiate with the parents or guardians
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Bride, Bridegroom
Bride, BridegroomIdeally both the bride and bridegroom are symbols of the joyful anticipation of becoming one, the final physical act of union. This God-ordained delight in creativity is reflected in the participants, blessed by this opportunity that brings immediate joy and future bliss. These are