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in, and his sons, and his wife, and his son's wives with him, into the ark." Were the wives of Noah's sons blood-relations? Take another proof. "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household (οιϰος) after him," &c. (Gen. 18:19.) Who constituted the household of Abraham, as distinguished from his children? We find an answer in chap. 17:23. "And Abraham took Ishmael, his son, and all that were born in his house, (οιϰογενεις,) and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, (οιϰος,) and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the self-same day, as God had said unto him." So extensive is this Greek term, that it includes in its meaning not only relations by affinity, but even servants bought with money. Robinson, in his Greek and English Lexicon, gives as the meaning of this term, under "c) meton. a household, family, those who live together in a house."[1] See also Gen. 35:2; 42:33; 47:12, 24. Exod. 1:1; 12:4. Levit. 16:17, and twenty more. Omicron is entirely mistaken as

  1. Omicron is Robinson.