Bastard: Strong’s Concordance: #4464 mamzer (mam‑zare'); from an unused root meaning to alienate; a mongrel, i.e. born of a Jewish father and a heathen mother: KJV‑‑ bastard.
Bastard: Brown-Driver-Briggs’: #4464 mamzer‑a bastard, a child of incest, an illegitimate child
a) a bastard
b) MIXED POPULATION (figurative)
c) born of a Jewish father and a heathen mother or vice versa
“A person of illegitimate birth. The term may refer to the offspring of incest. Such a person was not allowed to enter the Lord's assembly: “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 23:2), (KJV). “A bastard shall dwell in ASHDOD” (Zechariah 9:6), (KJV) refers to the “MIXED RACE” (other translations are “mongrel people” and “HALF-BREEDS”) who would settle in the Philistine city.” (from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary) (Copyright (C) 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)
“(bas'‑tard) (mamzer; nothos): In (Deut 23:2) probably the offspring of an incestuous union, or of a marriage within the prohibited degrees of affinity (Leviticus 18:6‑20; 20:10‑21). He and his descendants to the tenth generation are excluded from the assembly of the Lord. (See Driver, ad loc.). Zechariah (Zechariah 9:6), after prophesying the overthrow of three Philistine cities, declares of the fourth: “And a bastard (the Revised Version, margin “a bastard race”) shall dwell in Ashdod,”MEANING PROBABLY THAT A “MIXED POPULATION” (Brown‑Driver‑Briggs' Hebrew Lexicon) of aliens shall invade and settle in the capital of the Philistines.”(from International Standard Bible Encylopaedia, Electronic Database Copyright (C) 1996 by Biblesoft)
A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD, Deuteronomy 23:2
A mamzer shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD
A bastard4464 shall not enter935 into the congregation6951 of the LORD3068; even to his tenth6224 generation1755 shall he not enter935 into the congregation6951 of the LORD3068.
Strong's Lexicon: Hebrew Word "mamzer" Confirms "Mamzer" Means "Mongrel"
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4464 mamzer mam‑zare' from an unused root meaning to alienate; a mongrel, i.e. born of a Jewish father and a heathen mother:‑‑bastard.
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Main Entry: mon×grel from http://www.m‑w.com/ Pronunciation: 'mä[ng]‑gr&l, 'm&[ng]‑Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from mong mixture, short for ymong, from Old English gemong crowd ‑‑ more at AMONG Date: 15th century
1 : an individual resulting from the interbreeding of diverse breeds or strains; especially : one of unknown ancestry
2 : a cross between types of persons or things
‑ mongrel adjective
‑ mon×grel×i×za×tion /"mä[ng]‑gr&‑l&‑'zA‑sh&n, "m&[ng]‑/ noun
‑ mon×grel×ize /'mä[ng]‑gr&‑"lIz, 'm&[ng]‑/ transitive verb
Text: Synonyms HYBRID, bastard, cross, crossbred, crossbreed, half blood, half‑breed, mule
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Heb 12:7‑8
G3541: nothos noth'‑os Of uncertain affinity; a spurious or illegitimate son: ‑ bastard.
1. An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD forever: Deuteronomy 23:3
2. And a bastard [race] shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines, Zechariah 9:6
3. And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah", Genesis 26:34‑45
4. "Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites", Ezra 9:1
5. "For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass", Ezra 9:2
6. "Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law", Ezra 10:3
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Refers to "Bastard Race"
bas´tard In Deu_23:2 probably the offspring of an incestuous union, or of a marriage within the prohibited degrees of affinity (Lev_18:6‑20; Lev_20:10‑21). He and his descendants to the tenth generation are excluded from the assembly of the Lord. (See Driver, at the place). Zechariah (Zec_9:6), after prophesying the overthrow of three Philistine cities, declares of the fourth: "And a bastard (the Revised Version, margin "a bastard race") shall dwell in Ashdod," meaning probably that a "mixed population" (BDB) of aliens shall invade and settle in the capital of the Philistines. In Heb (Zec_12:8) in its proper sense of "born out of wedlock," and therefore not admitted to the privileges of paternal care and responsibility as a legitimate son.
Oxford English Dictionary states, a bastard is a "mongrel, hybrid, or inferior breed."
A BASTARD IS THE OFFSPRING OF AN INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE Easton's Bible Dictionary Defines "Bastard" as "Mongrel"
In the Old Testament the rendering of the Hebrew word 'mamzer'', which means "polluted." In Deu_23:2, it occurs in the ordinary sense of illegitimate offspring. In Zec_9:6, the word is used in the sense of foreigner. From the history of Jephthah we learn that there were bastard offspring among the Jews (Jdg_11:1‑7). In Heb_12:8, the word (Gr. nothoi) is used in its ordinary sense, and denotes those who do not share the privileges of God's children.
"HEATHEN" REFERS TO A DIFFERENT RACE, RATHER THAN A DIFFERENT RELIGION
The word "heathen" is translated from the Greek word "ethnos", which is Strong's #1484, which means RACE, not religion:
1484 ethnos eth'‑nos: probably from 1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non‑Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan):‑‑Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
"Heathen" has nothing to do with religious belief, other than the fact that different RACES practice different religions. Had The Holy Bible intended to refer to *religious belief*, it would have used the word "pagan", which is "one who is not a Christian, a Mohammedan, nor a jew" or "a person who worships false gods".
There is a very distinct difference here which cannot be ignored, especially since "bastard" is defined as "mongrel", which is defined by Webster as:
MONGREL, a. [See Mingle.] Of a mixed breed; of different kinds.
There's a specific Hebrew phrase for the children of harlots, which is "ishshah zanah" [Strong's #802 and 2181], so if it was intended that Deuteronomy 23:2 refer to children of prostitutes, THIS is the Hebrew phrase that would have been used.
"nothos" [Strong's #3541] is THE Hebrew word that means "illegitimate child", so if Deuteronomy 23:2 was intended to refer to children of an illegitimate marriage, THIS is the Hebrew word that would have been used.
The confusion arises from the fact that the English word "bastard" includes three different types of children:
# A child of incest.
# An illegitimate child
# A mongrel.
Because there are specific and different Greek and Hebrew words for each of these, it's clear that "A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD" refers specifically to a mongrel, and nobody else.
So the offspring of an Israelite married to a gentile would be a "mamzer", Strong's #4464.
It can't get clearer than this: a mongrel [read: mamzer] is the offspring of an interracial marriage, period!
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A Comprehensive Lexicon by John Pickering (1847), for the noun moichidios: "bastard, spurious." This Greek word should correctly be translated as mongrel, and a true understanding of the English language reveals that when Pickering, in 1847, used the word bastard, he too meant a mongrel. This was a common understanding of the word in the mid‑19th century and before, as we shall prove later. Pickering was not the only one, however, to understand that the word moichidios meant mongrel.
In Lexicon Manuale by Cornelius Schrevel (1796), the word moichidios is defined with the Latin word "adulterinus." According to the Oxford Latin Dictionary, or OLD, adulterinus means: "adulterated, impure." Lewis and Short add: "not full‑blooded." Leverett's Lexicon of the Latin Language: "begotten basely, not thorough‑bred, not full‑blooded, adulterated." Most importantly, however, A Large Dictionary by Thomas Holyoke (1672) states that adulterinus is equivalent (in the ancient translations and commentaries) to the Hebrew mamzir, which according to Strong's Hebrew Dictionary means "a mongrel." This dictionary also states in the same definition that the Greek moichikos is equivalent to mamzir and also is equivalent to the Greek kibdelos which is defined by LSJ as: "adulterated, base." We will discuss Holyoke's definitions and the word kibdelos in more detail later, but what is important to notice here is that all of these lexical authorities agree that the Latin word adulterinus means "mongrel," and therefore the Greek word moichidios, universally defined by this Latin word, also means mongrel. Pickering's definition of bastard must be understood to have its mid‑19th century meaning of mongrel.
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