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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

What does "put your hand under my thigh" mean in the Bible?

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  • 2 months ago

    It means to swear an unbreakable oath.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is to swear on their descendants.

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  • 2 months ago

    IT IS TO SEAL A DEAL.

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  • 2 months ago

    an act of submission

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  • 2 months ago

    It was a sign of making an agreement. Weird. But that was the custom at the time.

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  • patty
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    when making an oath putting your hand under your thigh was included 

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  • BJ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A method of confirming an oath was to place one’s hand under the other’s thigh, as Abraham’s steward did in swearing that he would get a wife for Isaac from Abraham’s relatives Ge 24:2, 9, and as Joseph did for Jacob in swearing not to bury Jacob in Egypt.

    The word thigh applies to the upper part of the leg from the hip to the knee.

    This method of swearing was used when a superior adjured an inferior, such as a master his servant or a father his son, who also owes him obedience.

    It was the custom in those days for a servant to take an oath in this manner, placing his hand under his master’s thigh, the latter sitting upon his hand.

    This signified that the servant was under his master’s authority.

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  • 2 months ago

    It's literally swearing on, "Deez Nutz". And while some people might object to my phrasing, a quick googling will confirm that it was because oaths were only valid if sworn with a sacred object in hand. And, well... I guess that counted.

    • Ernest S
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      It counted because it symbolised their descendants.

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  • 2 months ago

    I think it means the one that puts their hand under the thigh is under subjection.

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  • 2 months ago

    I like chicken thighs.

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