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Crown
Crowns • Diadem
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Crown
Crown. Headpiece symbolizing honor or high office. The OT refers to three kinds of crowns in addition to using the word metaphorically.One type of crown was worn by the high priest and Hebrew kings. The high priest’s “holy crown” was a gold plate engraved with the words “Holy to the Lord” fastened to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crown
Crown [Heb. aṭarâ, nēzer, keṯer, kōṯereṯ (1 K. 7:31); Gk. stéphanos]; AV also CHAPITER (1 K. 7:31), HELP (Ps. 89:19, for MT ‘ezer); NEB also “symbol of (holy) dedication” (nēzer, Ex. 29:6; 39:30; Lev. 8:9), GARLAND (aṭarâ, Isa. 28:1, 3, 5; Lam. 5:16), CORONET (Ezk. 16:12), “endow with
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Crown
CROWN Headpiece symbolizing honor or high office. In addition to using the word metaphorically, the OT refers to three kinds of crowns. One type of crown was worn by the high priest and Hebrew kings. The high priest’s “holy crown” was a gold plate engraved with the words “Holy to the Lord” fastened to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Crown
crown, a headpiece signifying position or honor. The high priest is said to have worn a crown (Exod. 29:6; 39:30; Lev. 8:9; cf. Exod. 28:36–38). Among kings, both Saul (2 Sam. 1:10) and Joash (2 Kings 11:12) are specifically said to have worn crowns, and when David conquered the Ammonite capital Rabbah,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Crown
CROWN. An ornamental circlet or head covering symbolic of royalty or of special status or achievement.Origin. Crowns in the ancient Near East are the development of two common headdresses, the turban and the cloth or leather headband. The headband early gave rise to the metal diadem, such as the ornate
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Crown
CROWN. A distinctive head-dress, often ornate, worn by kings and other exalted persons.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Crown
CrownA headpiece signifying position or honor. Wearing a crown set a royal personage or an Israelite high priest apart from others. Saul (2 Sam. 1:10) and Joash (2 Kgs. 11:12 = 2 Chr. 23:11) wore crowns, as did, presumably, other Israelite and Judahite kings (cf. Ps. 89:39 [MT 40]). A crown, possibly
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Crown
Crown. †A headpiece bestowed upon dignitaries and sports champions to signify honor.According to Exod. 29:6, at the consecration ceremony the high priest was to wear a turban with a “holy crown” (Heb. nēzer “diadem”) fastened to it by blue lace (28:37). The holy crown on the forehead of the high
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Crown
Crown. This ornament, which is both ancient and universal, probably originated from the fillets used to prevent the hair from being dishevelled by the wind. Such fillets are still common; they gradually developed into turbans, which by the addition of ornamental or precious materials assumed the dignity
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Crown
CROWN. This ornament, which is both ancient and universal, probably originated from the headbands used to prevent the hair from being disheveled by the wind. Such headbands are still common, and they may be seen on the sculpture of Persepolis, Nineveh, and Egypt; they gradually developed into turbans,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Crown
Crown(1.) Denotes the plate of gold in the front of the high priest’s mitre (Ex. 29:6; 39:30). The same Hebrew word so rendered (ne’zer) denotes the diadem worn by Saul in battle (2 Sam. 1:10), and also that which was used at the coronation of Joash (2 Kings 11:12).(2.) The more general name in Hebrew
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Crown
Crowncrown, the translation for several Hebrew and Greek words designating special headpieces worn in biblical times. Among all items of apparel, a person’s headgear was perhaps most significant in designating social, religious, and/or political status. The different words for ‘crown’ probably reflect
Key passages
2 Sa 12:29–31

So David gathered all of the army, and he went to Rabbah and fought against it and captured it. He took the crown of their king from his head. (Now its weight was a talent of gold, and there was a precious stone in it and it was put on David’s head.) He brought out the plunder of the city in …

Jas 1:12

Blessed is the person who endures testing, because when he is approved he will receive the crown of life that he has promised to those who love him.

1 Pe 5:4

And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

Re 12:3

And another sign appeared in heaven, and behold, a great fiery red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven royal headbands.