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Earring
Ear-ring • Earrings
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Earring
Earring [Heb. nezem] (Ex. 35:22; Jgs. 8:24–26); [ʿāg̱îl] (Nu. 31:50; Ezk. 16:12); NEB PENDANT.An ornament of some kind hanging from the ears, apparently worn by both sexes in oriental lands including Palestine from the earliest times. The Ishmaelite men were known for their golden earrings (Jgs.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Earrings
earrings. Jewelry for the ear is listed together with brooches, signet rings, and armlets (bracelets) as gifts brought to the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exod. 35:22). They were also offered with beads and other items as atonement for defiling the dead (Num. 31:50), and Ishmaelite men gave them as
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Earring
Gold earrings from the tomb of King Tutankhamon of Egypt. LLEARRING. The Heb. word nezem signifies a ring and is used both of nose ring and earring. Its first use is in (Gen 24:22) where the KJV has earring and the (ASV) has ring. From Gen 24:47 (ASV) it seems evident that nose ring is correct. Yet
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Earring
EarringMen, women, and children of the ancient Near East adorned their ears and noses with jewelry. Ezek. 16:12 distinguishes Heb. ʿāg̱ɩ̂lɩ̂m, ear ornaments, from nezem, a nose ring (Gen. 24:22, 30, 47; Isa. 3:21; Prov. 11:22), but nezem can also refer to earrings (Gen. 35:4; Exod. 32:2–3; Prov. 25:12).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Earring
Earring. †An ornament worn on the earlobe by Israelite men, women, and even “sons and daughters” (Exod. 32:2–3). Heb. ˓āgîl may be either a ring (so Gesenius, p. 605) or a “circular kind of ornament” (KoB, p. 619), perhaps a disc (cf. Ezek. 16:12, where it is distinguished from the ring
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Earrings
Earrings. The material of which earrings were made was generally gold, Ex. 32:2, and their form circular. They were worn by women and by youth of both sexes. These ornaments appear to have been regarded with superstitious reverence as an amulet. On this account they were surrendered along with the idols
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Earrings
Earringsrings properly for the ear (Gen. 35:4; Num. 31:50; Ezek. 16:12). In Gen. 24:47 the word means a nose-jewel, and is so rendered in the Revised Version. In Isa. 3:20 the Authorized Version has “ear-rings,” and the Revised Version “amulets,” which more correctly represents the original word (lehashim),
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Earrings
Earringsearrings, jewelry worn at the ear. Earrings were listed together with brooches, signet rings, and armlets (bracelets) as gifts brought to the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exod. 35:22). They were offered with beads and other items as atonement for defiling the dead (Num. 31:50), and Ishmaelite
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Earrings
EARRINGS — pieces of jewelry worn on the earlobe in Bible times (Gen. 35:4). While these were generally worn only by Hebrew women, the men among the ancient Ishmaelites apparently wore earrings (Judg. 8:24–25). Earrings were generally fashioned from silver or gold. Also see Jewelry.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EARRING
EARRING<er’-ring>: An ornamental pendant of some kind hanging from the ears has been worn by both sexes in oriental lands from the earliest times. Among the Greeks and Romans, as with western peoples in general, its use was confined to females. The ears in the statue of the Medicean Venus are pierced
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ear Rings
Ear-Rings. The material of which ear-rings were made was generally gold (Ex. 32:2), and their form circular. They were worn by women and by youth of both sexes. They seem to have been regarded with superstitious reverence as amulets. On this account they were surrendered, along with the idols, by Jacob’s
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