Daughter [N] [S]

This word, besides its natural and proper sense, is used to designate,

  • A niece or any female descendant ( Genesis 20:12 ; 24:48 ; 28:6 ).
  • Women as natives of a place, or as professing the religion of a place; as, "the daughters of Zion" ( Isaiah 3:16 ), "daughters of the Philistines" ( 2 Samuel 1:20 ).
  • Small towns and villages lying around a city are its "daughters," as related to the metropolis or mother city. Tyre is in this sense called the daughter of Sidon ( Isaiah 23:12 ).
  • The people of Jerusalem are spoken of as "the daughters of Zion" ( Isaiah 37:22 ).
  • The daughters of a tree are its boughs ( Genesis 49:22 ).
  • The "daughters of music" (Eccl 12:4 ) are singing women.

    These dictionary topics are from
    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
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Daughter". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .