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Captive

Captive [N] [S]

one taken in war. Captives were often treated with great cruelty and indignity ( 1 Kings 20:32 ; Joshua 10:24 ; Judges 1:7 ; 2 Sam. 4:12 ; Judges 8:7 ; 2 Sam 12:31 ; 1 Chronicles 20:3 ). When a city was taken by assault, all the men were slain, and the women and children carried away captive and sold as slaves ( Isaiah 20 ; 47:3 ; 2 Chr 28:9-15 ; Psalms 44:12 ; Joel 3:3 ), and exposed to the most cruel treatment ( Nahum 3:10 ; Zechariah 14:2 ; Esther 3:13 ; 2 Kings 8:12 ; Isaiah 13:16 Isaiah 13:18 ). Captives were sometimes carried away into foreign countries, as was the case with the Jews ( Jeremiah 20:5 ; Jeremiah 39:9 Jeremiah 39:10 ; 40:7 ).

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.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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