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Heir
Any person properly entitled to inherit the rank or proper of another person.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heir
Heir. One who inherits something or who is entitled to a future inheritance; the one who receives the property of a deceased person, particularly on the basis of law and usually by means of a will. In both the OT and NT, the Hebrew and the Greek words encompass these ideas.In Genesis 15, after God had
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heir
Heir[Heb yôrēš (Gen. 15:3f; 21:10; 2 S. 14:7; Jer. 49:1), ben-mešeq (Gen. 15:2), mānôn (Prov. 29:21); Gk. klēronómos (Mt. 21:28; Mk. 12:7; Lk. 20:14; Rom. 4:14; 8:17; Gal. 3:29; 4:1, 7; Tit. 3:7; He. 1:2; 6:17; 11:7; Jas. 2:5), synklēronómos—‘inheriting together with,’ ‘fellow heir’ (Rom. 8:17;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Heir
HEIR One who inherits something or who is entitled to a future inheritance; the one who receives the property of a deceased person, particularly on the basis of law and usually by means of a will. In both the OT and NT, the Hebrew and the Greek words encompass these ideas.In Genesis 15, after God had
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Heir
Heir. The Hebrew institutions relative to inheritance were of a very simple character. Under the patriarchal system the property was divided among the sons of the legitimate wives, Gen. 21:10; 24:36; 25:5, a larger portion being assigned to one, generally the eldest, on whom devolved the duty of maintaining
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Heir
HeirUnder the patriarchs the property of a father was divided among the sons of his legitimate wives (Gen. 21:10; 24:36; 25:5), the eldest son getting a larger portion than the rest. The Mosaic law made specific regulations regarding the transmission of real property, which are given in detail in Deut.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Heir
HEIR.—The heir (κληρονόμος) is one who enters on a position of privilege different from that of servants (Mt 21:38), through no personal exertion of his own, but as the result of filial relationship. This position is a thoroughly right and legal one, and absolutely valid. The thought of succession to
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Heir; Coheir
Heir, coheirGreek expression: klēronomos, sugklēronomosPronunciation: klay raw NAW mawss; soong klay raw NAW mawssStrong’s Numbers: 2818, 4789Key VersesRomans. 8:17; Ephesians 3:6; Hebrews 11:9; 1 Peter 3:7Though we all might dream of becoming heirs of a millionaire, God has given us something
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Heir
heir. A person who inherits the property of another, usually upon the latter’s death. The OT includes two legislative texts pertaining to inheritance (Num. 27:1–11; Deut. 21:15–17). The disposition of property by a last will and testament is never mentioned in the OT. Before the head of a house died
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Heir
HEIR, âr: In the NT “heir” is the invariable tr of κληρόνομος, klērónomos (15 t), the technical equivalent in Gr, and of the compound συνκληρόνομος, sunklērónomos, “coheir,” in Rom 8:17; Eph 3:6; He 11:9; 1 Pet 3:7 (in Gal 4:30; He 1:14, contrast AV and RV).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HEIR
HEIR [יוֹרֵשׁyoresh; κληρονόμος klēronomos]. In the OT, heir is generally used literally and having an heir was considered crucial (Judg 21:17), as with Abraham in order for God’s promises to be fulfilled (Gen 15:2–4). David is promised that if his heirs follow God, he will never be without a descendant