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Cousin
Sister’s Son
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cousin
Cousin [Heb. ben-dôḏ] (Lev. 25:49; Jer. 32:8f, 12); AV UNCLE’S SON; [Gk. anepsiós] (Col. 4:10); AV SISTER’S SON. The OT references are examples of the importance of kinship as a legal consideration in the ancient world (as still today). As Hanamel’s cousin, Jeremiah was exercising the right, set
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cousin
COUSIN. There is no word for cousin in the OT, but “kinsman” or “relative” was used to denote that relationship. Marriage between cousins was common (Gen 24:15; 28:2; 29:10, 19; 36:3).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cousin
COUSIN. The av rendering in Lk. 1:36 and 1:58 (plural) of Gk. syngenēs, ‘one of the same family’. Because of the modern restricted use of the Eng. word ‘cousin’, a more accurate translation would be ‘kinswoman’ (so rv, rsv). (*Kin.) In Col. 4:10 anepsios (‘sister’s son’ in av) means ‘cousin’ (so rv,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cousin
CousinThe OT has no specific word for cousin other than the phrase ben-dôḏ, “son of an uncle” (Lev. 25:49; Jer. 32:8). Other phrases such as “son of your father’s brother” or “mother’s brother’s daughter” also refer to a first cousin (Gen. 28:2; 29:10, 12).In the OT a cousin had certain responsibilities.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cousin
Cousin. †Though they recognized familial ties with the children of siblings, the Hebrews did not have a word for “cousin” The RSV so renders Heb. ben-dōḏ “son of (one’s) father’s brother” at Jer. 32:8–9, 12, where Jeremiah is said to have purchased a parcel of land from his cousin Hananel, according
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cousin
COUSIN. The rendering of the Gk. sungenēs, a blood relative or “kinsman,” as translated elsewhere.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cousin
COUSIN — a child of one’s aunt or uncle. The Greek word translated cousin (anepsios) occurs only once in Scripture: “Mark the cousin of Barnabas” (Col. 4:10; sister’s son, KJV). Elizabeth was not Mary’s cousin (Luke 1:36, KJV), but her kinswoman (REB) or relative (NKJV, NIV, NRSV, NASB). Jeremiah and
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COUSIN
COUSIN<kuz’-’-n> ([ἀνεψιός, anepsios]): Only in Colossians 4:10, where Mark is said to be “cousin” (Revised Version) to Barnabas, and not as in the King James Version, “sister’s son.” The renderings “cousin” of the King James Version for [συγγενής, suggenes], in Luke 1:36, 58 were probably
SISTER'S SON
SISTER’S SONThe King James Version translates rightly1. [בֶּן־אֲחוֹתוֹ‎, ben-’achotho] (Genesis 29:13); and2. [υἱὸς τη̂ς ἀδελφη̂ς, huios tes adelphes] (Acts 23:16), and wrongly,3. [ἀνεψιός, anepsios] (Colossians 4:10), where, without doubt, the real meaning is “cousin,” as in the Revised
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cousin
COUSIN At times the KJV uses “cousin” when a distant relative is referred to (Mark 6:4; Luke 1:36, 58; 2:44; 14:12). The same Greek word in all these passages means relatives, kin, or countryman.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cousin
cousin. The offspring of an aunt or an uncle. There is no simple common noun for this relationship in Hebrew. Numerous circumlocutions are found in the OT to communicate the concept. We have such phrases as “son of your father’s brother,” “father’s brother’s daughter,” and on many occasions simply “kinsman.”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Cousin
COUSIN, kuzʹ’n (ἀνεψιός, anepsiós): Only in Col 4:10, where Mark is said to be “cousin” (RV) to Barnabas, and not as in AV, “sister’s son.” The renderings “cousin” of AV for συγγενής, suggenḗs in Lk 1:36, 58 were probably understood at the time of the tr, in the wider, and not in the more restricted,
Sister’s Son
SISTER’S SON: AV translates rightly (1) בֶּן־אֲחוֹתוֹ‎, ben-’ǎḥōthō (Gen 29:13); and (2) υἱὸς τῆς ἀδελφῆς, huiós tḗs adelphḗts (Acts 23:16), and wrongly, (3) ἀνεψιός, anepsiós (Col 4:10), where, without doubt, the real meaning is “cousin,” as in RV. See Relationships, Family.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COUSIN
COUSIN [בֶן־דֹּדוֹben-dodho, בַּת־דֹּדוֹbath-dodho; ἀνεψιός anepsios]. The English term translates, more literally, “the son/daughter of his/her uncle” (Lev 25:49; Esth 2:7; Jer 32:8, 9, 12). Cross-cultural parallels suggest that “uncle” could refer to any male relative of the preceding generation,
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