Among those who were excluded from entering the congregation, even to the tenth generation, was the bastard. ( 23:2 ) The term is not, however, applied to any illegitimate offspring, born out of wedlock, but is restricted by the rabbins to the issue of any connection within the degrees prohibited by the law.
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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bastard'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".