The upper portion of the leg. 1 The right thigh of the animal that constituted the Israelites’ well-being offerings given to priests as a stipend in addition to the animal’s breast (Lev 7:32-34). These portions could be eaten by both the priests and their households outside the sanctuary area (Lev 10:14). 2 Where one placed a hand during an oath. Oaths were made by placing one’s hand “under the thigh” of another who makes a request (Gen 24:2; Gen 24:9; Gen 47:29). Punishment from God for breaking such an oath might include the death of one’s offspring or the fate of dying childless.

Lev 7:32-34

32And the right thigh from your sacrifices of well-being you shall give to the priest as an offering;33the one among the sons of Aaron who offers the blood and ... View more

Lev 10:14

14But the breast that is elevated and the thigh that is raised, you and your sons and daughters as well may eat in any clean place; for they have been assigned ... View more

Gen 24:2

2Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his house, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh

Gen 24:9

9So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to him concerning this matter.

Gen 47:29

29When the time of Israel's death drew near, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If I have found favor with you, put your hand under my thigh and promise ... View more

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