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[quote:10p6fjz4]As already mentioned, Cousins is not a choice. The word brother is the Greek word “adelphos” which is a common word to describe blood brothers.[/quote:10p6fjz4]

[color=darkred:10p6fjz4]No, it’s not. Let me give you an example. [/color:10p6fjz4]
[color=blue:10p6fjz4][b:10p6fjz4]Genesis 11:26[/b:10p6fjz4]
[i:10p6fjz4]Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. [/color:10p6fjz4][/i:10p6fjz4]

[color=darkred:10p6fjz4]Now this verse clearly shows us that Abram [later becomes Abraham] was the uncle of Lot. But in another verse, Abram is called Lot’s “brother”: [/color:10p6fjz4]

[color=blue:10p6fjz4][b:10p6fjz4]Genesis 14:12,14[/b:10p6fjz4]
[i:10p6fjz4]And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. And when Abram heard that his brother [Lot] was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.[/color:10p6fjz4][/i:10p6fjz4]

[color=darkred:10p6fjz4]Here’s the Greek version from the Septuagint:[/color:10p6fjz4]
[color=blue:10p6fjz4][b:10p6fjz4]Genesis 14:14[/b:10p6fjz4]
[i:10p6fjz4]akousas de abram hoti Echmalwteutai lwt ho [b:10p6fjz4]adelphos[/b:10p6fjz4] autou ErithmEsen tous idious oikogeneis autou triakosious deka kai oktw kai katediwxen opisw autwn hews dan [/color:10p6fjz4][/i:10p6fjz4]

[color=darkred:10p6fjz4]Perhaps you should do a little more research on the word “adelphos” and how it was used in the Bible. This is just one example of many where I can show that “adelphos” was not commonly used to mean blood brothers. And as Fred had already mentioned that Jews wrote the Bible and there is no word for brother in Aramaic.

Peace be with you
~Victor[/color:10p6fjz4]