The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Clothing, Generic
Clothing Overview of the apparel, headdresses, footwear, and special garments worn by men and women in biblical times.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dress and Ornamentation
DRESS AND ORNAMENTATION. Dress provides important social and cultural information concerning status, power, group identity, manufacture, and trade. The significant role played by clothing in ancient society is apparent in the biblical writers who use dress metaphorically to make ethical exhortations
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fashion and Dress
Fashion and Dress. Clothing, especially as related to Bible times. Clothing mentioned in the Bible is usually referred to in such general terms as “inner garment,” “outer garment,” or “tunic.” Few descriptions give specific details of costumes or clothing, and it is therefore necessary to rely on paintings,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Garments Ever since the fall humans have made and worn clothing (Gen. 3:7, 21) for modesty, protection, and status. Although this study of the biblical words for clothing covers a period of more than a thousand years, it is made easier because fashions in the ancient world did not change constantly,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CLOTHING Clothing mentioned in the Bible is usually referred to in such general terms as “inner garment,” “outer garment,” or “tunic.” Few descriptions give specific details of costumes or clothing, and it is therefore necessary to rely on paintings, pottery, decorations, statues, and bas-reliefs to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
dress. The biblical terms for dress, garments, clothes, robes, and various items of garb are general and often interchangeable. Fortunately, artistic representations from the Near East are helpful in providing more detailed information.The earliest forms of clothing were generally made from animal skins.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hittite clothing of the post-empire period (after 1200 b.c.) as seen on a bas relief from Marash. LMDRESS. The types, of styles, and customs of the dress of Bible times have been preserved to a large extent by indications in the biblical record and by the archaeological findings of sculptures and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DRESS. The OT does not give us a detailed description of the various kinds of dress which were worn in Palestine. However, the Egyp., Bab. and Hittite monuments enable us to get a good idea of the general dress. In the tomb of Khnumhotep at Beni-hasan (Egypt) we find a procession of Asiatics who arrive
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
ClothingDespite the several hundred biblical references to clothing, translators face difficulties rendering accurately many of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words for specific garments. As texts took shape over some 1000 years words took on new meanings, cloth-making technology improved, and fashions
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Clothing. †Despite the extensive Hebrew and Greek vocabulary for various articles of clothing, dress among the peoples of Palestine and the ancient Near East was basically very simple, and fashions remained somewhat constant over the long period of time concerned.During the early centuries of Israel’s
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Clothing And Footwear
CLOTHING AND FOOTWEARthe biblical period The Authorized Version uses several terms for clothing: apparel (1 Kgs. 10:5; 2 Chr 9:4; Zeph. 1:8); vestments (2 Kgs. 10:22), garments (Isa. 63:3); raiment (Ezek. 16:13; Job. 27:16), etc. As no clothing has survived from the pre-biblical period we must turn
Catholic Bible Dictionary
CLOTHING In Genesis, clothing—worn to conceal nakedness—is a consequence of sin. Before the Fall, man and woman lived in a proper relationship with God and each other, and nakedness was not shameful (Gen 2:25). After the Fall, nakedness was shameful (Gen 3:7), and God himself made clothes for Adam and
Key passages
Ge 3:21

And Yahweh God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skin, and he clothed them.

Mt 6:28–30

And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe the lilies of the field, how they grow: they do not toil or spin, but I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these. But if God dresses the grass of the field in this way, although it is here today and tomorrow …

Jn 19:23–24

Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his clothing and made four shares—for each soldier a share—and the tunic. (Now the tunic was seamless, woven from the top in a single piece.) So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it apart, but cast lots for it, to see whose it will …

Jas 2:1–4

My brothers, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with partiality. For if someone enters into your assembly in fine clothing with a gold ring on his finger, and a poor person in filthy clothing also enters, and you look favorably on the one wearing the …

Re 7:9–10

After these things I looked, and behold, a great crowd that no one was able to number, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes and with palm branches in their hands. And they were …

See also
Ge 3:1–24; Ge 24:10–28; Ge 24:50–67; Ge 27:1–29; Ge 35:1–15; Ge 37:1–36; Ge 41:37–57; Ex 3:1–22; Ex 11:1–10; Ex 12:31–42; Ex 28:1–29:37; Ex 31:1–11; Ex 32:1–35; Ex 35:10–29; Ex 39:1–43; Le 6:8–13; Le 8:1–36; Le 13:47–59; Le 16:1–34; Le 19:19–37; Nu 15:37–41; Nu 20:22–29; Dt 8:1–20; Dt 21:22–22:12; Dt 29:1–29; Jos 9:1–27; Jos 22:1–9; Jdg 8:22–28; Jdg 14:1–20; 1 Sa 2:18–21; 1 Sa 24:1–22; 2 Sa 3:31–39; 2 Sa 6:1–23; 2 Sa 13:1–22; 2 Sa 15:13–37; 1 Ki 10:1–13; 1 Ki 11:26–40; 1 Ki 20:31–34; 1 Ki 21:17–29; 2 Ki 1:1–2:18; 2 Ki 5:1–19; 2 Ki 6:24–7:20; 2 Ki 11:13–21; 2 Ki 18:17–19:7; 1 Ch 15:1–29; 1 Ch 21:1–30; 2 Ch 5:2–6:2; 2 Ch 9:1–28; 2 Ch 18:28–19:3; 2 Ch 20:1–30; 2 Ch 23:12–21; 2 Ch 28:9–15; 2 Ch 34:8–28; Ezr 2:55–70; Ezr 9:1–15; Ne 9:1–21; Es 1:1–22; Es 4:1–17; Es 6:1–14; Es 8:1–17; Job 2:11–13; Job 9:1–35; Job 16:1–22; Job 24:1–25; Job 27:1–23; Job 29:1–25; Job 31:1–40; Ps 30:1–12; Ps 35:1–28; Ps 45:1–17; Ps 69:1–36; Ps 132:1–18; Pr 20:16; Pr 25:20; Pr 27:13; Pr 27:23–27; Pr 30:1–9; Pr 31:10–31; Ec 8:10–9:12; So 1:1–2:7; So 3:6–6:3; Is 3:1–4:1; Is 9:1–7; Is 15:1–9; Is 20:1–6; Is 22:1–25; Is 32:9–15; Is 37:1–7; Is 47:1–15; Is 58:1–14; Is 59:16–21; Is 61:1–11; Is 63:1–6; Je 2:26–37; Je 4:5–31; Je 6:1–30; Je 10:1–16; Je 13:1–11; Je 41:1–18; Je 48:34–49:6; Je 52:31–34; La 2:1–22; La 4:1–22; Eze 5:1–17; Eze 7:1–27; Eze 9:1–10:22; Eze 13:1–23; Eze 16:1–30; Eze 16:35–43; Eze 23:5–35; Eze 26:1–27:36; Eze 34:1–10; Eze 42:1–14; Eze 44:10–31; Da 5:1–29; Da 7:9–14; Da 9:1–19; Da 12:1–13; Joe 1:2–20; Am 8:1–14; Jon 3:5–10; Mic 2:6–11; Hag 1:1–11; Hag 2:10–14; Zec 3:1–5; Zec 8:1–23; Zec 13:1–6; Mt 3:1–6; Mt 5:38–42; Mt 6:19–34; Mt 9:18–26; Mt 11:2–15; Mt 11:20–24; Mt 17:1–13; Mt 22:1–14; Mt 26:57–68; Mt 27:26–44; Mt 28:1–8; Mk 5:25–34; Mk 6:7–13; Mk 6:53–56; Mk 9:1–13; Mk 10:46–52; Mk 12:38–44; Mk 14:53–65; Mk 15:15–16:8; Lk 3:1–20; Lk 6:27–38; Lk 8:26–48; Lk 9:1–11; Lk 9:27–36; Lk 10:1–16; Lk 12:22–34; Lk 15:11–32; Lk 16:19–17:10; Lk 20:39–47; Lk 23:8–12; Lk 23:26–49; Lk 24:1–12; Lk 24:49–53; Jn 13:1–20; Jn 18:39–19:37; Jn 20:1–18; Jn 21:1–14; Ac 1:9–11; Ac 7:54–60; Ac 9:36–43; Ac 10:24–33; Ac 12:5–24; Ac 14:8–18; Ac 16:16–24; Ac 18:1–17; Ac 20:17–21:14; Ac 21:37–22:29; 1 Co 4:6–13; 2 Co 5:1–8; 1 Ti 2:8–15; 1 Ti 6:3–10; 2 Ti 4:9–16; Heb 1:5–14; Heb 11:30–40; Jas 2:1–26; Jas 5:1–6; 1 Pe 3:1–6; Jud 20–23; Re 1:9–20; Re 3:1–6; Re 3:14–4:11; Re 6:9–11; Re 7:9–17; Re 11:1–6; Re 12:1–6; Re 15:1–16:1; Re 16:12–16; Re 17:1–6; Re 18:9–20; Re 19:1–16; Re 22:12–17;