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(1) 'abh ri'shon, "first father," "chief father," hence, "early ancestor": "turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers" (Jer 11:10).
(2) progonos, "born before," "ancestor": "whom I serve from my forefathers" (2 Tim 1:3). It is translated "parents" (including grandparents) in 1 Tim 5:4: "and to requite their parents."
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'FOREFATHER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". - ISBE; 1915.

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