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What was the purpose of a dowry?



      

Genesis 31:15

ESV - 15 Are we not regarded by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and he has indeed devoured our money.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
A dowry, sometimes called a bride price or bridewealth, was a payment made by a man as a gift to the family of a woman he desired to be his wife. In Genesis 29, Jacob loved Rachel and offered to wo...

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