"I.e., the "house-band," connecting and keeping together the" whole family. A man when betrothed was esteemed from that time a "husband (Matt. 1:16, 20; Luke 2:5). A recently married man was" "exempt from going to war for "one year" (Deut. 20:7; 24:5)."

One whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of "the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable (Gen." "9:20; 26:12, 14; 37:7, etc.). All the Hebrews, except those" "engaged in religious services, were husbandmen. (See" [289]AGRICULTURE.)

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