God her oath, the mother of John the Baptist ( Luke 1:5 ). She was a descendant of Aaron. She and her husband Zacharias (q.v.) "were both righteous before God" ( Luke 1:5 Luke 1:13 ). Mary's visit to Elisabeth is described in 1:39-63 .
(the oath of God ), the wife of Zacharias and mother of John the Baptist. She was herself of the priestly family, and a relation, ( Luke 1:36 ) of the mother of our Lord.
e-liz'-a-beth (Elisabet, Westcott and Hort Eleisdbet, from Heb 'elishebha` (Elisheba), "God is (my) oath," i.e. a worshipper of God):
Wife of Zacharias the priest and mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5). Elisabeth herself was of priestly lineage and a "kinswoman" (the King James Version COUSIN, which see) of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:36), of whose visit to Elisabeth a remarkable account is given in Luke 1:39-56.
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