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By Jeff A. Benner
בְּכוֹר bekhor
The firstborn of the father receives a double portion of the inheritance as well as being the leader of his brothers. However, if a son other than the firstborn receives this inheritance, he is called the "firstborn." Interestingly, this is a very common occurrence within the Biblical text such as we see with Jacob and Ephraim.

Strong's: #1060

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