The superiority of the Hebrew over all contemporaneous systems of legislation and of morals is strongly shown in the higher estimation of the mother in the Jewish family, as contrasted with modern Oriental as well as ancient Oriental and classical usage. The kings mother, as appears in the case of Bath-sheba, was treated with special honor. ( Exodus 20:12 ; Leviticus 19:3 ; 5:16 ; deuteronomy 21:18 deuteronomy 21:21 ; 1 Kings 2:29 ; Proverbs 10:1 ; 15:20 ; 17:25 ; 29:15 ; Proverbs 31:1 Proverbs 31:30 )
[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 InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mother'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".