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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kinsman  \Kins"man\,  n.;  pl  {Kinsmen}. 
  A  man  of  the  same  race  or  family;  one  related  by  blood. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kinsman 
  n  :  a  male  relative 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Kinsman,  IL  (village,  FIPS  40143) 
  Location:  41.19056  N,  88.56974  W 
  Population  (1990):  112  (48  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60437 
  Kinsman,  OH 
  Zip  code(s):  44428 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Kinsman 
  Heb.  goel,  from  root  meaning  to  redeem.  The  goel  among  the 
  Hebrews  was  the  nearest  male  blood  relation  alive.  Certain 
  important  obligations  devolved  upon  him  toward  his  next  of  kin. 
  (1.)  If  any  one  from  poverty  was  unable  to  redeem  his 
  inheritance,  it  was  the  duty  of  the  kinsman  to  redeem  it  (Lev. 
  25:25,28;  Ruth  3:9,  12).  He  was  also  required  to  redeem  his 
  relation  who  had  sold  himself  into  slavery  (Lev.  25:48,  49). 
 
  God  is  the  Goel  of  his  people  because  he  redeems  them  (Ex. 
  6:6;  Isa.  43:1;  41:14;  44:6,  22;  48:20;  Ps  103:4;  Job  19:25, 
  etc.). 
 
  (2.)  The  goel  also  was  the  avenger  (q.v.)  of  blood  (Num. 
  35:21)  in  the  case  of  the  murder  of  the  next  of  kin. 
 




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