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Behead

Behead

a method of taking away life practised among the Egyptians ( Genesis 40:17-19 ). There are instances of this mode of punishment also among the Hebrews ( 2 Samuel 4:8 ; 2 Samuel 20:21 2 Samuel 20:22 ; 2 Kings 10:6-8 ). It is also mentioned in the New Testament ( Matthew 14:8-12 ; Acts 12:2 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Behead". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .