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Why did oaths involve putting a hand under someone's thigh?



      

Genesis 24:9

ESV - 9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to him concerning this matter.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In our culture, taking an oath usually involves raising the right hand or placing a hand over the heart or on a Bible. In ancient Hebrew culture, we find something a little different. Genesis 24:9 ...

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