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Daughter used also for granddaughter, or female descendant (Genesis 31:43; Genesis 27:46). "Daughter of Zion," "daughter of Jerusalem" (Isaiah 37:22); i.e., Zion or Jerusalem and her inhabitants, personified poetically as an abstract collective feminine. Hengstenberg takes "daughter of Zion" or Zion, "daughter of Jerusalem" or Jerasalem (compare Psalms 9:14). "Daughters of music," (Ecclesiastes 12:4): songs and instrumental performances sound low to the old (2 Samuel 19:35); otherwise the voice and ear, the organs which produce and enjoy music. Analogy favors the former view. As the principal city is termed "mother," so its dependent villages are called "daughter towns" (Joshua 15:45, Hebrew).

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Daughter'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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