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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bells
BELLS [Heb paʿamōn (פַּעַמֹן‎); mesı̂llôt (מֶסִילֹּות)]. Hollow, cup-shaped or conical objects made of metal that produce a sound when struck by a metal clapper suspended within (mentioned in the tabernacle texts of Exodus [28:33–34; 39:25–26] and in Zech 14:20). The sound is produced by the movement
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bell
Bell. Small noisemaker. Bells were intermittently attached between ornamental pomegranates around the lower hem of the high priestly robe (Ex 28:33, 34; 39:25, 26).See Music and Musical Instruments (Pamonim); Priests and Levites.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bell
Bell [Heb. meṣillôṯ, pa‘amôn]. In Zec. 14:20 the former term meant “that which tinkles,” and was an ornament attached to the harness of horses. The latter term occurs only in Ex. 28:33f; 39:25f, describing a golden object fastened to the high priest’s robes, alternating with golden pomegranates.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bell
BELL Small noisemaker. Bells were intermittently attached between ornamental pomegranates around the lower hem of the high priestly robe (Ex 28:33–34; 39:25–26). See Musical Instruments (Pamonim); Music.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bells
bells (Heb. pa‘amon, “striker”). Bells made of gold were attached to Aaron’s vestments (Exod. 28:33–34; 39:25, 26). Another Hebrew word (metsilot, “that which tinkles”) refers to bells used in equine trappings (Zech. 14:20). See also Aaron; tabernacle.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bell
BELL. Two different Heb. words are translated “bell.”1. Heb. pa˓ámôn, lit., “striker.” A bell of gold which, alternating with pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, encircled the bottom of the high priest’s blue linen robe (Ex 28:33 f.; 39:25 f.). Ben Sirach stated the purpose thus: “to
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bell
BELL. Two Hebrew words are thus translated. 1. pa‘amôn (‘striking’,‘beating’). Small gold bells, alternating with pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet stuff, were attached to the hem of the high priest’s ephod (Ex. 28:33–34; 39:25–26), their ringing announced his going into the sanctuary. Bells
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bell
BellA gold object (Heb. paʿămôn, “clapper”) fastened to the robes of the high priest, which acted as a warning of his movements in the sanctuary (Exod. 28:33–35; 39:25–26). At Zech. 14:20 it is prophesied that the tinkling ornamental “bells of the horses” (Heb. mĕṣillôṯ) would bear the same inscription
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bell
Bell. Heb. pa˓amôn (‘clapper’) refers to a gold object fastened to the robes of the high priest, which acted as a warning of his movements in the sanctuary (Exod. 28:33–35; 39:25–26). At Zech. 14:20 it is prophesied that the tinkling ornamental “bells of the horses” (Heb. meṣillôṯ) would bear
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
bells
bells. The legend that associates the introduction of the bell into Christian worship with *Paulinus of Nola in Campania (d. 431) lacks historical foundation; it was perhaps invented to account for the Latin words campana and nola, both meaning bell. The earliest reference to such usage occurs in a letter
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bells
Bells. In Ex. 28:33 the bells alluded to were the golden ones, 72 in number, round the hem of the high priest’s ephod. The object of them was “that his sound might be heard.” Ex. 28:34; Ecclus. 45:9. To this day bells are frequently attached, for the sake of their pleasant sound, to the anklets of women.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bell
BELL (Heb. pa˓ămôn, something “struck,” Ex. 28:33–34; 39:25–26; mṣillâ, “tinkling,” Zech. 14:20). The bell is closely allied to the cymbal. The indentation of cymbals would be found to add to their vibrating power and sonority, and as this indentation became exaggerated nothing would be more probable
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