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ISBE: BRIDE-CHAMBER, SONS (CHILDREN) OF THE
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Bride-Chamber, Sons (Children) Of The

BRIDE-CHAMBER, SONS (CHILDREN) OF THE [ISBE]

BRIDE-CHAMBER, SONS (CHILDREN) OF THE - (hoi huioi tou numphonos): These were friends or companions of the bridegroom and were usually very numerous (Mt 9:15; Mk 2:19; Lk 5:34). Any wedding guest might be included in the expression, or anyone who took part in the bridal procession and remained for the wedding-feast (see MARRIAGE). In the above passages "the sons of the bride-chamber" are the disciples of Christ.




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