Ancestor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a fore father.

2. (n.) An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the ancestor of the horse.

3. (n.) One from whom an estate has descended; -- the correlative of heir.

Greek
4527. Sala -- Shelah, an ancestor of Christ, also Salmon, an ...
... Shelah, an ancestor of Christ, also Salmon, an ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech:
Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Sala Phonetic Spelling: (sal-ah ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4527.htm - 6k

301. Amos -- Amos, an Israelite ancestor of Christ
... Amos, an Israelite ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Amos Phonetic Spelling: (am-oce') Short Definition: Amos ...
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4466. Rhagau -- Reu, an ancestor of Christ
... Reu, an ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration:
Rhagau Phonetic Spelling: (hrag-ow') Short Definition: Ragau, Reu ...
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885. Achim -- Achim, an ancestor of Christ
... Achim, an ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration:
Achim Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ime') Short Definition: Achim Definition ...
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4460. Rhaab -- Rahab, a Canaanitess and an ancestor of Christ
... Rahab, a Canaanitess and an ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun,
Indeclinable Transliteration: Rhaab Phonetic Spelling: (hrah-ab') Short Definition ...
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284. Aminadab -- Amminadab, an Israelite ancestor of Christ
... Amminadab, an Israelite ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Aminadab Phonetic Spelling: (am-ee-nad-ab') Short ...
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4503. Rhouth -- Ruth, a Moabitess and an ancestor of Christ
... Ruth, a Moabitess and an ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Rhouth Phonetic Spelling: (hrooth) Short Definition ...
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742. Arphaxad -- Arphaxad, a son of Shem and an ancestor of Christ
... Arphaxad, a son of Shem and an ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun,
Indeclinable Transliteration: Arphaxad Phonetic Spelling: (ar-fax-ad') Short ...
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2984. Lamech -- Lamech, a patriarch and an ancestor of Christ
... Lamech, a patriarch and an ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun,
Indeclinable Transliteration: Lamech Phonetic Spelling: (lam'-ekh) Short Definition ...
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1443. Eber -- Heber, an ancestor of Christ
... Heber, an ancestor of Christ. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration:
Eber Phonetic Spelling: (eb-er') Short Definition: Eber Definition: Eber ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1443.htm - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
1162. Boaz -- "quickness," an ancestor of David, also a pillar ...
... Boaz. 1163 . "quickness," an ancestor of David, also a pillar before the temple.
Transliteration: Boaz Phonetic Spelling: (bo'-az) Short Definition: Boaz. ...
/hebrew/1162.htm - 6k

4105. Mehetabel -- "God benefits," wife of an Edomite king, also ...
... 4104, 4105. Mehetabel. 4106 . "God benefits," wife of an Edomite king, also
an ancestor of the false prophet Shemaiah. Transliteration ...
/hebrew/4105.htm - 6k

3355. Yoqtan -- a descendant of Shem and ancestor of several ...
... Yoqtan. 3356 . a descendant of Shem and ancestor of several Arabian tribes.
Transliteration: Yoqtan Phonetic Spelling: (yok-tawn') Short Definition: Joktan. ...
/hebrew/3355.htm - 6k

8430. Toach -- an ancestor of Samuel
... 8429, 8430. Toach. 8431 . an ancestor of Samuel. Transliteration: Toach
Phonetic Spelling: (to'-akh) Short Definition: Toah. Word ...
/hebrew/8430.htm - 5k

8459. Tochu -- an ancestor of Samuel
... 8458, 8459. Tochu. 8460 . an ancestor of Samuel. Transliteration: Tochu
Phonetic Spelling: (to'-khoo) Short Definition: Tohu. Word ...
/hebrew/8459.htm - 6k

2845. Cheth -- a son of Canaan and probably ancestor of the ...
... 2844b, 2845. Cheth. 2846 . a son of Canaan and probably ancestor of the Hittites.
Transliteration: Cheth Phonetic Spelling: (khayth) Short Definition: Heth ...
/hebrew/2845.htm - 6k

6689. Tsuph -- ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel
... 6688, 6689. Tsuph. 6690 . ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel. Transliteration:
Tsuph Phonetic Spelling: (tsoof) Short Definition: Zuph. ...
/hebrew/6689.htm - 6k

2979. Yeatheray -- an ancestor of Asaph
... 2978, 2979. Yeatheray. 2980 . an ancestor of Asaph. Transliteration: Yeatheray
Phonetic Spelling: (yeh-aw-ther-ah'ee) Short Definition: Jeatherai. ...
/hebrew/2979.htm - 6k

7223. rishon -- former, first, chief
... previously (1). ancestor, that were beforetime, beginning, eldest, first,
forefather most, former thing, of old time,. Or riishon ...
/hebrew/7223.htm - 6k

Library

Whether Consanguinity is Rightly Defined?
... consanguinity is unsuitably defined by some as follows: "Consanguinity is the tie
contracted between persons descending from the same common ancestor by carnal ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether consanguinity is rightly defined.htm

The Rechabites
... They were therein obeying the command of their ancestor, Jonadab. ... These Rechabites
witnessed to the power of loyal love to their ancestor. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the rechabites.htm

The Debt of Irenæus to Justin Martyr
... reserved the kingdom. For Judah is the ancestor of the Jews, from whom also
they obtained that they should be called Jews. And you ...
/.../the demonstration of the apostolic preaching/ii the debt of irenaeus.htm

Genesis
... Noah fell, and his fall revealed the character of his children: the ancestor of
the Semites, from whom the Hebrews sprang, is blessed, as is also Japheth ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/genesis.htm

Whether Consanguinity is Fittingly Distinguished by Degrees and ...
... For a line of consanguinity is described as "the ordered series of persons related
by blood, and descending from a common ancestor in various degrees." Now ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether consanguinity is fittingly distinguished.htm

The Pioneer's Influence Upon a Nation's Ideals.
... Are these stories to be regarded simply as chapters from the biography of the early
ancestor of the Hebrews or, like the story of the Garden of Eden, do they ...
/.../kent/the making of a nation/study v the pioneers influence.htm

The Israelites
... Arabia. They formed a single family which claimed descent from a common ancestor. ...
possession. In Jacob the Israelites saw their peculiar ancestor. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter i the israelites.htm

In Reply to Marcellina, who had Asked what Should be Thought of ...
... But why use instances of people of another race to you, my sister, whom the inspiration
of hereditary chastity has taught by descent from a martyred ancestor? ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter vii in reply to.htm

Chapter xii
... by Jacob in taking advantage of Esau or of Laban, he writes as if the readers of
these tales gloated over them as a humorous glorification of a crafty ancestor ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xii.htm

The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
... to the opinion now current, Canaan is said to mean "lowland," and to be transferred
from the land to the people, and from the people to the pretended ancestor. ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/the blessings of noah upon.htm

Thesaurus
Ancestor (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) An earlier type; a progenitor; as, this fossil animal is regarded as the
ancestor of the horse. ... Multi-Version Concordance Ancestor (5 Occurrences). ...
/a/ancestor.htm - 8k

Father (11359 Occurrences)
... A name applied (1) to any ancestor (Deuteronomy 1:11; 1 Kings 15:11; Matthew 3:9;
23:30, etc.); and (2) as a title of respect to a chief, ruler, or elder, etc. ...
/f/father.htm - 21k

Zabdi (17 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Gift of Jehovah. (1.) An ancestor of Achan (Joshua
7:1, 17, 18). ... (4) An ancestor of Mattaniah (Nehemiah 11:17). Luc. ...
/z/zabdi.htm - 13k

Inherit (98 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as
heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds ...
/i/inherit.htm - 38k

Forefather (33 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) An ancestor; one who precedes another in the line
of genealogy in any degree, but usually in a remote degree. Int. ...
/f/forefather.htm - 17k

Amariah (14 Occurrences)
... Chronicles 6:10). Compare Ezra 7:3 where in the abbreviated list this Amariah
is mentioned as an ancestor of Ezra. See AMARIAS (1 ...
/a/amariah.htm - 14k

Alphabet (2 Occurrences)
... series, commonly known as the Phoenician or Canaanite alphabet, which was in use
in the region of Palestine about 1000 BC, and which is the ancestor of nearly ...
/a/alphabet.htm - 24k

Israel (27466 Occurrences)
... el): A very common term in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, and it
refers to the Israelites as the descendants of a common ancestor, Jacob, whose ...
/i/israel.htm - 101k

Ancestors (7 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ANCESTORS. an'-ses-ters (ri'shonim, "first ones"):
The word ancestor appears in the English Bible only once (Leviticus 26:45). ...
/a/ancestors.htm - 9k

Zephaniah (11 Occurrences)
... of Hamath" (2 Kings 25:21). (3.) A Kohathite ancestor of the prophet Samuel
(1 Chronicles 6:36). (4.) The father of Josiah, the ...
/z/zephaniah.htm - 32k

Concordance
Ancestor (5 Occurrences)

Hebrews 7:10
for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.
(See RSV NIV)

Genesis 10:21
To Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.
(See NIV)

Joshua 17:1
This was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. As for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
(See NIV)

Joshua 19:47
The border of the children of Dan went out beyond them; for the children of Dan went up and fought against Leshem, and took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and lived therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
(See RSV)

Judges 18:29
And they named the city Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor, who was born to Israel; but the name of the city was La'ish at the first.
(DBY RSV)

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Ancestor

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