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Braiding
Braid • Braided • Braided Hair • Broided
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Braided; Braiding
Braided; Braiding [Gk. plégma] (1 Tim. 2:9); AV BROIDED; NEB “elaborate hair-styles”; [emploké̄] (1 Pet. 3:3); AV PLAITING. These references to hairstyles of Christians women are in two passages where the apostles emphasize the superiority of good works and spiritual grace over outward adornment.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BRAIDED; BRAIDING
BRAIDED; BRAIDING<brad’-ed>, <brad’-ing> ([τὸ πλέγμα, to plegama], “that which is plaited,” 1 Timothy 2:9; [ἡ ἐμπλοκή, he emploke], “a plaiting,” 1 Peter 3:3): Used with reference to Christian women in two passages where the apostles emphasized the superiority of good works and spiritual
Compton’s Encyclopedia
braiding
braidingA type of finger weaving, braiding is a process of interlacing lengths of hair or of intertwining strands of yarn or other material to form a fabric. Although the terms braiding and plaiting are often used to mean the same thing, there is a difference in method. In plaiting, the strands being
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Braided, Braiding
BRAIDED, BRAIDING Fixing the hair in knots or weaving a wreath into the hair. Christian women were instructed that good works and spiritual grace were more important than outward appearances (1 Tim. 2:9; 1 Pet. 3:3). See Lace.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Braid
braid. The braiding of the hair refers to a custom practiced by women of means during the Roman period. It involved the elaborate entwining of the hair into knots or braids. The braids would then be folded about the head in a high ornamental fashion, often including thin threads of gold, pearls, or precious
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Braided, Braiding
BRAIDED, brād′ed, BRAIDING, brād′ing (τὸ πλέγμα, tó plégma, “that which is plaited,” 1 Tim 2:9; ἡ ἐμπλοκή, hē emplokḗ, “a plaiting,” 1 Pet 3:3): Used with reference to Christian women in two passages where the apostles emphasized the superiority of good works and spiritual grace over outward
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BRAID
BRAID [πλέγμα plegma, ἐμπλοκή emplokē]. Elaborate, fashionable plaiting of hair that is considered ostentatious and immodest for Christian women (1 Tim 2:9; 1 Pet 3:3).
Key passages
1 Ti 2:9

Likewise also the women should adorn themselves in appropriate clothing, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold jewelry or pearls or expensive clothing,

1 Pe 3:3

Let your adornment not be the external kind, braiding hair and putting on gold jewelry or putting on fine clothing,

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