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Lineage

LINEAGE

lin'-e-aj (patria):

Found only once in Luke 2:4 (the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "family"), and signifying the line of paternal family descent. A word pregnant in meaning among the Jews, who kept all family records with religious care, as may be seen from the long genealogical records found everywhere in the Old Testament.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LINEAGE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.