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        For a woman to be barren was accounted a severe punishment among
        the Jews (Gen. 16:2; 30:1-23; 1 Sam. 1:6, 27; Isa. 47:9; 49:21;
        Luke 1:25). Instances of barrenness are noticed (Gen. 11:30;
        25:21; 29:31; Judg. 13:2, 3; Luke 1:7, 36).
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Barren' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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