The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carpets [Heb. middîn < maḏ] (Jgs. 5:10); AV JUDGMENT; NEB SADDLE-CLOTHS; [genāzîm] (Ezk. 27:24); AV CHESTS; NEB STORES. The Heb. maḏ can mean both “measure” and “cloth” or “garment” (cf. BDB, p. 551). In Jgs. 5:10 it is evidently a cloth for sitting on, either on the ground (a carpet), or covering
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Carpet.The magic carpet of Tangu. A carpet to all appearances worthless, but if anyone sat thereon, it would transport him instantaneously to the place he wished to go. So called because it came from Tangu, in Persia. It is sometimes termed Prince Housain’s carpet, because it came into his hands, and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
carpet. This English term is used by some Bible versions to render Hebrew genez H1710 in a passage referring to wares that traders sold to Tyre (Ezek. 27:24; NIV, “rugs”). Since this item is said to be colored, it is usually thought to be carpet or tapestry. But since it is “bound with cords and made
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Mosaic: Carpet
Mosaic: CarpetA tessellated pavement exhibiting a repetitive pattern consisting typically in geometric abstractions (plate 109, fig. 1) or → plants (plate 110). The tessellated carpet was a popular form of floor cover from the mid-4th c. onward, coinciding with the split between the Western and Eastern
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CARPET [שְׂמִיכָהgenazim, מִדּיןmiddin, צָפִיתtsafith, גְּנָזִיםsemikhah]. Various words are translated “rug” or “carpet” in the OT, though the meaning is never certain. For example, mdd, the root of middin in Judg 5:10, has a semantic range that covers “measure” and “garments.” Similar nuances pertain
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