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    Old Testament and Birthright

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    What special privileges and advantages are attached to the concept of "birthright" that belong to the first-born son among the Jews?

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    Birthright

    - This word denotes the special privileges and advantages belonging to the first-born son among the Jews. He became the priest of the family. Thus Reuben was the first-born of the patriarchs, and so the priesthood of the tribes belonged to him. That honour was, ...

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    This solution explains the special privileges and advantages attached to the concept of "birthright" that belong to the first-born son among the Jews.

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