Any woman in relation to her husband’s parents.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DAUGHTER-IN-LAWThis is the wife of one’s son and is the translation of a term used also for “bride.” The daughter-in-law joined her husband’s family and came under the authority of her father-in-law (Gen 11:31). Incestuous relations with a man’s daughter-in-law were forbidden, and death was the penalty
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW (Heb. kallâ; Gk. numphē). The word literally means a “bride” and is applied to a son’s wife.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW (νύμφη).—The Greek word is presumably derived from the lost root νύβω, Lat nubo, ‘to cover,’ inasmuch as the bride was brought veiled to her bridegroom. Although the word applies to married women in general, its associated idea is that of youth. Hence its antithesis with πενθερά, the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW Wife of one’s son. Famous daughters-in-law include Sarah, daughter-in-law of Terah (Gen. 11:31); Tamar, daughter-in-law of Judah (Gen. 38:11, 16; 1 Chron. 2:4); and Ruth, daughter-in-law of Naomi (Ruth 2:20, 22; 4:15). Daughters-in-law might be addressed simply as daughter (Ruth 2:2,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
daughter-in-law. This English term may be used to render Hebrew kallâ H3987 (Gen 11:31 et al.), which can also be rendered “bride” (Isa. 49:18). It refers to a woman as being first under the authority of her own father and then of her father-in-law (representing the husband). The Levitical code explicitly