The public acknowledgment and celebration of a couple’s marriage. The wedding followed betrothal and was a preliminary to sexual union. The occasion was marked by feasting, singing and rejoicing. The bride wore a wedding dress, jewellery and ornaments and both she and the groom were waited on by attendants.
The wedding banquetJdg 14:10See alsoGe 29:21-22 A feast celebrates Jacob’s wedding; Mt 22:2 a wedding banquet given by a king for his son; Jn 2:3-10 Jesus Christ changes water into wine at a wedding feast; Rev 19:9 the marriage supper of the Lamb
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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