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Espouse

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(2 Samuel 3:14 ), to betroth. The espousal was a ceremony of betrothing, a formal agreement between the parties then coming under obligation for the purpose of marriage. Espousals are in the East frequently contracted years before the marriage is celebrated. It is referred to as figuratively illustrating the relations between God and his people (Jeremiah 2:2 ; Matthew 1:18 ; 2 co 11:2 ). (See BETROTH .)


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Espouse'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/e/espouse.html. 1897.

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