i.e., the "house-band," connecting and keeping together the whole family. A man when betrothed was esteemed from that time a husband ( Matthew 1:16 Matthew 1:20 ; Luke 2:5 ). A recently married man was exempt from going to war for "one year" ( Deuteronomy 20:7 ; 24:5 ).
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
[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Husband". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".