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Free Woman
Freeman • Freewoman
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Free Woman
Free Woman [Gk. eleuthéra] (Gal. 4:22f, 30f); NEB also FREEBORN WIFE. In vv 22f, 30 it refers to Sarah, the free woman and true wife of Abraham, in contrast with Hagar, the Egyptian slave who became his concubine (Gen. 16:1–6). In v 31 the term is applied metaphorically to the Christians who are the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Freewoman
FREEMAN, FREEWOMAN. Two Gk. words are used. 1. apeleutheros, ‘one fully freed’, applies to a man who, born a slave, has been freed. In 1 Cor. 7:22a the reference is to one freed by the Lord from the bondage of sin (cf. 1 Cor. 12:13; Col. 3:11; Rev. 13:16, etc.). 2. eleutheros, ‘free man’, occurs in 1
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Freeman, Freewoman
Freeman, Freewomanfreeman, freewoman, a person who had been born free. One of the most fundamental distinctions of status (and hence of rights and duties) in the Roman world was that of slave or free. Those who were free persons might either be free by birth (Lat. ingenui), that is, freemen or freewomen,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FREEWOMAN
FREEWOMAN<fre’-woom-an> ([ἐλευθέρα, eleuthera]): Found but 4 times in the King James Version (Gal 4:22, 23, 10, 31). In the first three passages it refers to Sarah, the freewoman and true wife of Abraham as in contrast with Hagar, the Egyptian slave girl who became his concubine (Gen 16:1
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Freewoman
FREEWOMAN, frēʹwŏŏm-an (ἐλευθέρα, eleuthéra): Found but 4 t in AV (Gal 4:22, 23, 30, 31). In the first three passages it refers to Sarah, the freewoman and true wife of Abraham as in contrast with Hagar, the Egyp slave girl who became his concubine (Gen 16:1 ff). In the last passage a metaphorical
Key passages
Ga 4:22–31

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the female slave and one by the free woman. But the one by the female slave was born according to human descent, and the one by the free woman through the promise, which things are spoken allegorically, for these women are two covenants, …

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