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Brooch
Buckle • Clasp
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Brooch
Brooch [Heb. ḥāḥ]. The term is used in the plural by the RSV (AV “bracelets”; NEB “clasps”) to denote a class of jewelry brought as offerings by both men and women of Israel (Ex. 35:22). The golden pins of the wilderness period were replaced at a later time by bow-shaped ones of bronze or iron, specimens
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Brooch
BROOCH. Used in plural by RSV (KJV, “bracelets”) for a class of gold jewelry brought as offerings by men and women of Israel (Ex 35:22). Keil and Delitzsch suggest “clasp or ring.” It could be “buckle or brooch.” See Bracelet.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BROOCH
BROOCH<broch> (חָח‎ [chach]): Used in plural by the Revised Version (British and American) (the King James Version “bracelets”) for a class of “jewels of gold” brought as offerings by both men and women of Israel (Exodus 35:22). “Brooches,” as Mackie says, is unoriental. The Hebrew word means
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Brooch
BROOCH Class of jewelry brought by both men and women as offerings (Exod. 35:22). The Hebrew term denotes a golden pin (KJV has “bracelets” REB, “clasp”; TEV, “decorative pins”). At a later time brooches were bow shaped and made of bronze or iron. Some recent interpreters think “nose rings” were meant.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Brooch
brooch. This English term is used in modern versions only once (Exod. 35:22) as a rendering of a Hebrew word that is elsewhere translated “hook” (ḥāḥ H2626). The brooch was an ornamental clasp, with a tongue and catch, which served functionally as a safety pin. The brooches mentioned in this passage
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Brooch
BROOCH, brōch (חָח‎, ḥāḥ): Used in pI. by RV (AV “bracelets”) for a class of “jewels of gold” brought as offerings by both men and women of Israel (Ex 15:22). “Brooches,” as Mackie says, is unoriental. The Heb word means most likely nose-rings. See Bracelet; Ring.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
E. Brooch
E. BroochAs characteristic of bangles discussed earlier in this article, the human arm adorned with wrist bangles above an almost closed hand, and then with armlet bangles above the bent elbow, appears to have influenced one of the most important metal jewelry pieces found from Bible times: the fibula.
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