Affinity
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Relationship by alliance (2 Chronicles 18:1) or by marriage (1 Kings 3:1). Marriages are prohibited within certain degrees of affinity, enumerated Leviticus 18:6-17. Consanguinity is relationship by blood.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Relationship by marriage (as between a husband and his wife's blood relations, or between a wife and her husband's blood relations); -- in contradistinction to consanguinity, or relationship by blood; -- followed by with, to, or between.

2. (n.) Kinship generally; close agreement; relation; conformity; resemblance; connection; as, the affinity of sounds, of colors, or of languages.

3. (n.) Companionship; acquaintance.

4. (n.) That attraction which takes place, at an insensible distance, between the heterogeneous particles of bodies, and unites them to form chemical compounds; chemistry; chemical or elective affinity or attraction.

5. (n.) A relation between species or higher/ groups dependent on resemblance in the whole plan of structure, and indicating community of origin.

6. (n.) A superior spiritual relationship or attraction held to exist sometimes between persons, esp. persons of the opposite sex; also, the man or woman who exerts such psychical or spiritual attraction.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AFFINITY

a-fin'-i-ti (chathan "to join one-self"): This term is used three times in the Old Testament:

(1) in 1 Kings 3:1, where we read that "Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh King of Egypt",

(2) in 2 Chronicles 18:1, where it is stated that Jehoshaphat "joined affinity with Ahab," and

(3) in Ezra 9:14, where it is asked "Shall we. join in affinity with the peoples that do these abominations?" The Hebrew word thus rendered in the above three passages refers in each case to marriage alliances rather than to family or political relationships.

See MARRIAGE; FAMILY.

W. W. Davies

Greek
1025. brephos -- an unborn or a newborn child
... unborn or newborn child, infant. Of uncertain affinity; an infant (properly, unborn)
literally or figuratively -- babe, (young) child, infant. ...
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2413. hieros -- sacred, a sacred thing, a temple
... temple (71). holy. Of uncertain affinity; sacred -- holy. (iera) -- 2
Occurrences. 2412, 2413. hieros. 2414 . Strong's Numbers.
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1859. heorte -- a feast, a festival
... feast, holy day. Of uncertain affinity; a festival -- feast, holyday. (eorte) --
11 Occurrences. (eorten) -- 9 Occurrences. (eortes) -- 5 Occurrences. ...
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2398. idios -- one's own, distinct
... Of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, ie One's own; by implication, private
or separate -- X his acquaintance, when they were alone, apart, aside, due ...
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2203. Zeus -- Zeus, the greatest of the pagan Gk. gods
... Of uncertain affinity; in the oblique cases there is used instead of it a (probably
cognate) name; Dis (deece), which is otherwise obsolete; Zeus or Dis (among ...
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5165. trublion -- a bowl, dish
... dish. Neuter of a presumed derivative of uncertain affinity; a bowl -- dish. (trublion)
-- 1 Occurrence. (trublio) -- 1 Occurrence. 5164, 5165. ...
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2570. kalos -- beautiful, good
... Of uncertain affinity; properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally
or morally), ie Valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus ...
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1204. deuro -- until now, come here!
... come hither. Of uncertain affinity; here; used also imperative hither!; and of time,
hitherto -- come (hither), hither(-to). (deuro) -- 9 Occurrences. ...
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1024. brachus -- short, little
... few words, little space. Of uncertain affinity; short (of time, place, quantity,
or number) -- few words, little (space, while). (bracheon) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2316. theos -- God, a god
... Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with ho) the supreme Divinity; figuratively,
a magistrate; by Hebraism, very -- X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2859. chathan -- make oneself a daughter's husband
... join in affinity, father-in-law, make marriages, mother-in-law, son-in-law.
A primitive root; to give (a daughter) away in marriage ...
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1149. benas -- to be angry
... root Definition to be angry NASB Word Usage became indignant (1). be angry. (Aramaic)
of uncertain affinity; to be enraged -- be angry. 1148, 1149. ...
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7014. Qayin -- a city in S. Judah
... The same as qayin (with a play upon the affinity to qanah); Kajin, the name of the
first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe -- Cain ...
/hebrew/7014.htm - 5k

251. ach -- a brother
... A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and
metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like 'ab)) -- another, brother(-ly ...
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2524. cham -- husband's father
... father in law. From the same as chowmah; a father-in-law (as in affinity) -- father
in law. see HEBREW chowmah. 2523, 2524. cham. 2525 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Whether Affinity is Caused by Betrothal?
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES) Whether affinity is caused
by betrothal? Objection 1: It would seem that affinity ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether affinity is caused by.htm

Whether the Degrees of Affinity Extend in the Same Way as the ...
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES) Whether the degrees of affinity
extend in the same way as the degrees of consanguinity? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the degrees of affinity.htm

Whether Affinity is a Cause of Affinity?
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES) Whether affinity is a cause of affinity?
Objection 1: It would seem that affinity also is a cause of affinity. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether affinity is a cause.htm

Whether Unlawful Intercourse Causes Affinity?
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES) Whether unlawful intercourse
causes affinity? ... For affinity is an honorable thing. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether unlawful intercourse causes affinity.htm

Whether Affinity is an Impediment to Marriage?
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES) Whether affinity is an impediment
to marriage? Objection 1: It would seem that affinity ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether affinity is an impediment.htm

Of the Impediment of Affinity (Eleven Articles)
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES). We must consider next the impediment
of affinity. ... (1) Whether affinity results from matrimony? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/of the impediment of affinity.htm

Whether Affinity in Itself Admits of Degrees?
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES) Whether affinity in itself
admits of degrees? ... Now affinity is a kind of propinquity. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether affinity in itself admits.htm

Whether Affinity Remains after the Death of Husband or Wife?
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES) Whether affinity remains
after the death of husband or wife? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether affinity remains after the.htm

Whether a Person Contracts Affinity through the Marriage of a ...
... OF THE IMPEDIMENT OF AFFINITY (ELEVEN ARTICLES) Whether a person contracts
affinity through the marriage of a blood-relation? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether a person contracts affinity.htm

Affinity of Christianity, as Absolute Truth, for the Various ...
... THE JEWS. Section 28. Affinity of Christianity, as absolute Truth, for
the various opposing Religious Systems. On the dissolution ...
/.../section 28 affinity of christianity.htm

Thesaurus
Affinity (4 Occurrences)
... Relationship by alliance (2 Chronicles 18:1) or by marriage (1 Kings 3:1). Marriages
are prohibited within certain degrees of affinity, enumerated Leviticus 18 ...
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Relationships (1 Occurrence)
... Kinsmen II. AFFINITY 1. Husband and Wife 2. Father-in-Law, etc. 3.
Brother-in-Law, etc. III. OTHER DOMESTIC ... 7). II. Affinity. 1. Husband ...
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Relation (86 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Reference; respect; regard. 4. (n.) Connection by consanguinity or affinity;
kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children. ...
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Persians (6 Occurrences)
... Persian Parsa, name of both country and people; does not occur in Avesta): I. AFFINITY
1. Three Classes 2. Tribal and Clan Divisions 3. Achemenian Dynasty II. ...
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Company (287 Occurrences)
... (7) A tumultuous crowd (2 Kings 9:17). (8) Associate, companion, often with reference
to moral affinity (Job 34:8 Proverbs 29:3 Acts 10:28), kollaomai, "to ...
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Affirm (7 Occurrences)

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Image (126 Occurrences)
... of it. (d) It is best to take the term as referring to the whole dignity
of man, in virtue of his fundamental affinity to God. It ...
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Father (11359 Occurrences)
... the father of the faithful, Romans 4:11; or bad, as John 8:44, "Ye are of your father
the devil." (b) Indicating closest resemblance, kinship, affinity: Job 17 ...
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Family (438 Occurrences)
... Kinsmen II. AFFINITY 1. Husband and Wife 2. Father-in-Law, etc. 3.
Brother-in-Law, etc. III. OTHER DOMESTIC ... 7). II. Affinity. 1. Husband ...
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Kin (18 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage;
kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent. ...
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Concordance
Affinity (4 Occurrences)

1 Kings 3:1
Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of Yahweh, and the wall of Jerusalem all around.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

2 Chronicles 18:1
Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance; and he joined affinity with Ahab.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Ezra 9:14
shall we again break your commandments, and join in affinity with the peoples that do these abominations? wouldn't you be angry with us until you had consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Daniel 11:6
And after the course of years they shall join affinity; and the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make equitable conditions: but she shall not retain the strength of her arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm; and she shall be given up, she and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in those times.
(DBY)

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