a person delivered into the hands of another as a security for the performance of some promise, etc. ( 2 Kings 14:14 ; 2 Chr. 25:24 ).
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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
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Hostage". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .