Hostage (תֲִּרוּבָה, taarubah', suretyship), a person delivered into the hands of another as a security for the performance of some engagement. SEE PLEDGE. Conquered kings or nations often gave hostages for the payment of their tribute, or for the continuance of their subjection; thus Jehoash, king of Israel, exacted hostages from Amaziah, king of Judah (2Ki 14:14; 2Ch 25:24). SEE WAR.

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