Changes of Raiment
Change of Raiment
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Change of Raiment
CHANGE OF RAIMENT. This expression occurs in three different passages in the OT (Gen 45:22; Jdg 14:12, 13, 19; 2 Kgs 5:5, 22–23). The peoples of the ancient Near East were fond of brightly colored and ornamented garments and changed into such at weddings and other festive occasions. Kings and men of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Changes of Raiment
CHANGES OF RAIMENT. The Heb. alîp̱ôt, translated ‘changes’ in av, suggests the meaning ‘new clothes’, particularly festival attire (rsv ‘festal garments’). Such clothes were greatly prized, and were used as tangible evidence of royal wealth, both Egyptian and Syrian. When presented as gifts, the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Changes of raiment
Changes of raimentwere reckoned among the treasures of rich men (Gen. 45:22; Judg. 14:12, 13; 2 Kings 5:22, 23).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Change of Raiment
change of raiment. This expression is used by the KJV to render two similar Hebrew phrases denoting not simply a change of garments, but special “festal garments” (RSV; the NIV has “sets of clothes”) for which one’s ordinary garments were changed (Gen. 45:22; Jdg. 14:12–13, 19; 2 Ki. 5:5, 22–23). In
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