Who originally said the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb?

Who originally said the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb?

The form blood is thicker than water appeared in 1670 in John Ray’s work ‘Proverbs’ although the ‘invention’ of the phrase is credited to Sir Walter Scott (from his 1815 novel ‘Guy Mannering’).

What is the true meaning of blood is thicker than water?

used to say that a person’s family is more important than a person’s other relationships or needs.

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