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kin´dred : Several words are rendered "kindred" in the King James Version. אח , 'āḥ , "brother," was used loosely among Hebrews for a member of the same tribe or family, a relative; and is once translated "kindred" ( 1 Chronicles 12:29 the King James Version). Once also somewhat loosely as the translation of מודעת , mōdha‛ath , literally, "acquaintance" (Rth 3:2; compare same root in Rth 2:1, rendered "kinsman"); once, for the, figurative expression, "men of thy redemption" (משׁפּלּה , ge'ullāh , referring to the law of the redemption of land by kinsmen, Leviticus 25:25 ). The two most common words for kindred are: (1) מולדת , mōledheth , "related by birth" (Genesis 12:1 ; Genesis 24:4 , Genesis 24:7 ; Genesis 31:3 , Genesis 31:13 ; Genesis 32:9 ; Genesis 43:7 ; Numbers 10:30 ; Esther 2:10 , Esther 2:20 ; Esther 8:6 ); (2) משׁפּחה , mishpāḥāh , "family" (Genesis 24:38 , Genesis 24:40 , Genesis 24:41 ; Joshua 6:23 ; Rth 2:3; 1 Chronicles 16:28 ; Job 32:2 ; Psalm 22:27 ; Psalm 96:7 ).

In the New Testament (several times), γένος , génos , "kindred by birth," so, of same family, tribe or race ( Acts 4:6 ; Acts 7:13 , Acts 7:19 the Revised Version (British and American) "race"); so also συγγένεια , suggéneia (Luke 1:61 ; Acts 7:3 , Acts 7:14 ). In the King James Version φυλή , phulḗ , "tribe," rendered "kindred" (Revelation 1:7 ; Revelation 5:9 ; Revelation 7:9 ; Revelation 11:9 ; Revelation 13:7 ; Revelation 14:6 ), but better "tribe" as in the Revised Version (British and American). πατριά , patriá , rendered "kindred" in Acts 3:25 , is better "families," as in the Revised Version (British and American).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Kindred'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/k/kindred.html. 1915.

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