Embroidered cloth
Occupational Objects
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Embroidery [Heb. riqmâ; Gk. usually poikilía, poíkilma]. The AV usually has “broidered”; the NEB, besides “embroidered,” uses “brocade,” “striped,” “patterned.” How much ornamentation of cloth was in fact needlework, and how much was woven on the loom, is difficult to determine.There is clearly a
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Embroiderer, Embroidery
EMBROIDERER, EMBROIDERY The art of making decorative designs on clothing. This was an art practiced both in the home and as a profession; it was done on a loom or with a needle. Delicate fabrics in the tabernacle and temple (Ex 26:1, 31) and the garments of priests (28:6, 8; 39:2) were beautifully embroidered.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Needle, Needlework
needle, needlework. Fine needles of bone, copper, and bronze have been found in various archaeological contexts, confirming their widespread use in all periods of biblical history. Nevertheless, needles are mentioned only once in the Bible, when Jesus says, “It is easier for a camel to go through the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
EMBROIDERY. The ornamentation of cloth was of two main types: 1. chequer work (tašbēṣ); 2. coloured embroidery (riqmâ). rsv (Ex. 28:39) describes the former as weaving (cf. av ‘embroider’), the latter as needlework, though the methods used are not specified in the Hebrew (cf. neb). Chequer work decorated
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
EmbroideryThe embellishment of cloth using colored or textured threads of (in biblical times) natural materials such as wool, cotton, and silk. Few examples of fabric have been found from the biblical world; our best indications are impressions created when fabric was placed against plaster or clay
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Embroidery. The art of making decorative designs with hand needlework, the ancient forerunner of brocading. Among the items of the tabernacle “embroidered with needlework” (Heb. ma˓aśēh rōqēm “the work of the weaver in colored fabrics”; KJV “wrought with needlework”; NIV, JB “the work of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Emboiderer. Various explanations have been offered as to the distinction between “needle-work” and “cunning work.” Probably neither term expresses just what is today understood by embroidery, though the latter may come nearest to it. The art of embroidery by the loom was extensively practiced among the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
EmbroiderThe art of embroidery was known to the Jews (Ex. 26:36; 35:35; 38:23; Judg. 5:30; Ps. 45:14). The skill of the women in this art was seen in the preparation of the sacerdotal robes of the high priest (Ex. 28). It seems that the art became hereditary in certain families (1 Chr. 4:21). The Assyrians
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Needleworkneedlework, embroidery or other fine sewing. Needlework was used on the screen for the entrance to the tabernacle (Exod. 26:36) on blue, purple, and scarlet material with fine twisted linen. The same combination was specified for the screen at the gate of the court (Exod. 27:16) and Aaron’s
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Needlework, Embroidery
NEEDLEWORK, EMBROIDERY — decorations on cloth sewn in with needle and thread. Archaeologists have uncovered many ancient sculptures and paintings that depict garments beautifully decorated with lavish patterns. This art was widespread among the cultures of the ancient world.In Exodus 35:35 the embroiderer
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BROIDERED<broid’-erd>:1. רִקְמָה‎ [riqmah], “variegation of color” (Ezekiel 16:10, 13, 18; 26:16; 27:7, 16, 24);2. תַּשְׁבֵּץ‎ [tashbets], “checkered stuff” (as reticulated). The high priest’s garments consisted of “a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat
EMBROIDERY<em-broid’-er-i> ([רִקְמָה‎, riqrnah]; the King James Version Needlework):Riqmah was applied to any kind of cloth which showed designs in variegated colors. The method of manufacture is unknown. The designs may have been woven into cloth or drawn in by a needle or hook (Judges 5:30; Psalm
Compton’s Encyclopedia
needleworkTechnically needlework is anything done with a needle and thread. The term has come to have a more specialized meaning, however, to separate more elaborate techniques from plain sewing. This article discusses such techniques as embroidery, smocking, and quilting. (See also sewing.)Hand stitching