frequently used in the ordinary sense ( Isaiah 49:18 ; 61:10 , etc.). The relation between Christ and his church is set forth under the figure of that between a bridegroom and bride ( John 3:29 ). The church is called "the bride" ( Revelation 21:9 ; 22:17 ). Compare parable of the Ten Virgins ( Matthew 25:1-13 ).
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
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Bride". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".