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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A person delivered into the hands of another as a security for the performance of some promise, etc. (2 Kings 14:14; 2 Chronicles 25:24).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


See WAR.

Strong's Hebrew
8594. taarubah -- a pledge
... Word Origin from arab Definition a pledge NASB Word Usage hostages (2). hostage.
From arab; suretyship, ie (concretely) a pledge -- + hostage. see HEBREW arab. ...
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But that the Order of the Dates May be Correctly Preserved...
... of his empire. He had two sons, Seleucus and Antiochus, the latter of whom he
had given as a hostage to the Romans. Thus, then, Antiochus ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xix but that the.htm

The Believer's Challenge
... Christ was in his death the hostage of the people of God. He was the
representative of all the elect. When Christ was bound to the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the believers challenge.htm

Knox in St. Andrews Castle: the Galleys: 1547-1549
... be prosecuted, nor undergo any legal penalties for the murder of the Cardinal;
(4) that they should meanwhile keep the eldest son of Arran as hostage, so long ...
/.../lang/john knox and the reformation/chapter iii knox in st.htm

Chronological Table
... Theodoric was born AD455, educated at Constantinople as a hostage of the Emperor
Leo, and succeeded his father as King of the Ostrogoths in 475. ...
/.../boethius/the consolation of philosophy/chronological table.htm

Womanhood of the Byzantine Decadence
... Bulgaria. John 3.scorned to retain his son's betrothed as a hostage, and
suffered the attendants to arrange her departure. But when ...
/.../brittain/women of early christianity/xv womanhood of the byzantine.htm

Note by the American Editor.
... It explains the real purpose of Joseph in selecting Simeon as the hostage to be
left in Egypt (Genesis 42:21-24.) Joseph heard the mutual reproaches of his ...
/.../various/the testaments of the twelve patriarchs/note by the american editor.htm

Concerning Faith and Baptism.
... out of His holy and immaculate side [2303] , water for our regeneration, and the
washing away of sin and corruption; and blood to drink as the hostage of life ...
/.../exposition of the orthodox faith/chapter ix concerning faith and baptism.htm

How when King Penda was Slain, the Province of the Mercians ...
... son Alchfrid met them with a very small army, as has been said, but trusting in
Christ as their Leader; his other son, Egfrid was then kept as a hostage at the ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xxiv how when king.htm

In the Holy Land.
... Here, O here may be repentance,. Wait not for the final day; Pledge nor hostage
then avail,. Thou must answer without fail,. And thyself meet bliss or bale. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/in the holy land.htm

At that Time Judah Besieged the Syrians who were Posted in the ...
... For Demetrius, the son of Seleucus, who, we have said above, was handed over as
a hostage to the Romans, when he heard that Antiochus had departed, begged that ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xxiii at that time.htm

Simeon (48 Occurrences)
... He was detained by Joseph in Egypt as a hostage (42:24). ... He was left as a hostage
in Egypt by orders of Joseph (Genesis 42:24; Genesis 43:23). ...
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Jehoiachin (20 Occurrences)
... Jehoiachin, who seems to have been a kind of hostage prisoner for his people, was
released from prison, honored above all the other kings in similar case, and ...
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Daniel (74 Occurrences)
... In Babylonian this name was probably Belu-lita-sharri-usur, which means "O Bel,
protect thou the hostage of the king," a most appropriate name for one in the ...
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... any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HOSTAGE. hos'-taj. See WAR. ...
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Great (10383 Occurrences)
... Philip had been for some years a hostage in Thebes: while there he had learned to
appreciate the changes introduced into military discipline and tactics by ...
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... Seleucus IV, had been murdered by Heliodorus. As a boy Antiochus lived at Rome
as a hostage. The Pergamene monarchs, Eumenes and Attalus ...
/e/epiphanes.htm - 8k

Demetrius (3 Occurrences)
... Philopator). He was sent as a boy to Rome, by his father, to serve as a hostage,
and remained there quietly during his father's life. ...
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... known as Antiochus Epiphanes ("the Illustrious"), a typical eastern ruler of
considerable practical ability, but whose early training while a hostage at Rome ...
/m/maccabaeus.htm - 17k

Pledge (55 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety;
a hostage. 3. (n.) A hypothecation without transfer of possession. ...
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Borrow (10 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To receive; to take; to derive. 6. (n.) Something deposited as security;
a pledge; a surety; a hostage. 7. (n.) The act of borrowing. ...
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