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Cloth
Clothing
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cloth, Cloth Manufacturing
Cloth, Cloth Manufacturing. Since antiquity cloth has been made from such natural fibers as flax, wool, cotton, silk, and hair. Linen (spun from flax), wool, and sackcloth (woven from goat’s or camel’s hair) are the fabrics most frequently mentioned in Scripture. The Bible also refers to silk and cotton.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cloth and Cloth Manufacturing
CLOTH AND CLOTH MANUFACTURING* Since antiquity, cloth has been made from such natural fibers as flax, wool, cotton, silk, and hair. Linen (spun from flax), wool, and sackcloth (woven from goat’s or camel’s hair) are the fabrics most frequently mentioned in Scripture. The Bible also refers to silk and
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cloth
CLOTH — a fabric or material from which clothing is made. In biblical times cloth was made from the hair of goats, sheep, and camels and from linen, flax, hemp, and silk. Certain goats grew long black hair that produced a heavy waterproof cloth for making tents and outer garments.The everyday clothing
Web
WEB — a word in the Old Testament with two distinct meanings:1. A textile fabric, especially one woven on a loom. Delilah wove the seven locks of Samson’s head into the web of a loom, hoping to trap him. But Samson easily broke free from the web (Judg. 16:13–14).2. A pattern of threadlike filaments,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cloth, Clothing
CLOTH, CLOTHING Biblical and archaeological sources concur that the earliest clothing resources were the hides of wild animals (Gen. 3:21). The Bible contains little information, however, about the process of manufacturing clothes from vegetable fibers. Technological developments predate biblical history.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cloth
cloth. A fabric or textile woven from wool, flax, hemp, hair, silk, or other fiber for clothing and other purposes. In both the OT and NT the terms for the raw material, the woven fabric, and the finished garments are used interchangeably and metaphorically, indicating the types of material the ancients
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CLOTH
CLOTH, CLOTHES [בֶּגֶדʾaddereth, שִׂמְלָהbeghedh, לְּבוּשׁkhaghorah, כֻּתֹנֶתkuthoneth, אַדֶּרֶתlevush, שַׂלְמָהsalmah, חֲגוֹרָהsimlah,; ἔνδυμα endyma, ἐσθής esthēs, ἱμάτιον himation, στολή stolē, χιτών chitōn, χλάμυς chlamys]. Cloth is fabric made of woven wool, linen, or silk to make