Eye Paint
Painting the Eyes
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eyes, Painting the
EYES, PAINTING THE. The practice of painting of the eyes is very ancient, being well attested in Egypt from even predynastic times. The material used was ground on a stone palette and often was kept in small jars of alabaster, tubes of wood, or similar containers. The early preference was for a green
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eye Paint
Eye Paint. A dark brown or black eye makeup, produced from malachite (a green basic carbonate of copper) or a sulphide of lead (antimony trisulphide in Babylonia), which was applied to the eyelashes and the eyebrows to make the eye more pronounced. A secondary purpose was to protect the eye against the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eyes, Painting the
EYES, PAINTING THE. Refers rather to the eyelids. An ancient practice known to the Hebrews and to the Egyptians millennia before them. About 4000 b.c. the Badarians of Egypt were accustomed to grind green malachite on slate palettes to use for eye paint. This was not only a beauty aid but an excellent
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eyes, Painting of
EYES, PAINTING OF — the practice of putting dark cosmetics on a woman’s eyelids and eyebrows to enhance her beauty. The arch of the eyebrow was lengthened and darkened, the edges of the eyelids were lined, and the eyelids were tinted in order to make the eyes appear larger (Jer. 4:30). Implements for
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eye Paint
eye paint. A substance made of mineral or other powder and used by women in ancient times for beautifying the eyes. The Hebrew term for this kind of paint is pûk H7037 (sometimes translated “turquoise” or “antimony”). Jezebel put paint in her eyes to allure Jehu (2 Ki. 9:30), and Jeremiah depicted Jerusalem
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