Dowry in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(mohar; i.e., price paid for a wife, Gen. 34:12; Ex. 22:17; 1
Sam. 18:25), a nuptial present; some gift, as a sum of
which the bridegroom offers to the father of his bride
satisfaction before he can receive her. Jacob had no
give for his wife, but he gave his services (Gen.
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