birthright

birthright

The practice whereby the eldest son receives a larger (double) share of the inheritance than do his younger brothers. In the OT, the law of (Deut 21:15-17) protects the birthright of the eldest son.

Deut 21:15-17

The Right of the Firstborn
15If a man has two wives, one of them loved and the other disliked, and if both the loved and the disliked have borne him sons, the f ... View more

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