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Birthright

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) In the [[New Testament]] "birthright," prototokia, is mentioned only once (Heb 12:16), where the reference is to Esau. In various passages where our Lord is spoken of as the firstborn, as in Col 1:15-19; Heb 1:2, the association of ideas with the [[Old Testament]] conception of birthright is easy to trace. See also FIRSTBORN; FAMILY; HEIR; INHERITANCE; LAW. J. Macartney Wilson