Crown of the Head
Crown • Scalp
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crown of the Head
Crown of the Head [Heb. qoḏqōḏ] (Dt. 28:35; 33:16, 20; 2 S. 14:25; Job 2:7; Ps. 68:21; Jer. 2:16; 48:45); AV also SCALP, TOP OF THE HEAD; NEB also BROW, SCALP, etc. This term, equivalent to the Akk. qaqqādu and the Ugar. qdqd, means properly “vertex,” and so in the AV and RSV is usually rendered
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SCALP. The crown of the head or the pate (Ps 68:21, Heb. qodqōd; cf. Gen 49:26; Job 2:7; Ps 7:16; etc.). The American Indian custom of taking scalps as trophies of war was not practiced in the ancient Near East. Instead, the Egyptians cut off the hands of their defeated enemies and counted these (ANEP
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SCALP (Heb. qodqōd). The crown (which see) of the head, the Heb. variously translated in the KJV, NASB, and NIV (Lev. 13:41; Ps. 68:21; Isa. 3:17; Jer. 48:45). Heb. qorḥâ, “baldness” (so KJV, NIV, Isa. 3:24) is rendered “plucked-out scalp” in the NASB.
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Insigne: Empress
Insigne: EmpressThe most readily identifiable element of insignia of the late antique empress (Gk. βασιλίς, βασίλισσα; Lat. augusta) was the crown (→ Jewelry). Whereas the emperor was crowned by the patriarch, the empress received her crown from the emperor, and the timing of this ceremony in sequence
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