Forehead plate
Religious Objects
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Diadem In each biblical use the diadem is a badge of royalty. In Isa. 28:5 Heb. ep̱îrâ denotes something encircling the head, while in Isa. 62:3 ṣānîp̱ indicates some kind of headgear, such as a turban or cloth twisted around the forehead. In the NT, diádēma (Rev. 12:3; 13:1; 19:12) means
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DIADEM. Properly a diadem is not a crown but a band narrower than a crown; a circlet or ring for the head. The diadem originally was a strip of white cloth bound about the head, later of blue, and also ornamented with gold. The high priest’s diadem (crown) was a gold plate tied to his turban by a blue
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Diadem. What the “diadem” of the Jews was we know not. That of other nations of antiquity was a fillet of silk, two inches broad, bound round the head and tied behind. Its invention is attributed to Liber. Its color was generally white; sometimes, however, it was of blue, like that of Darius; and it
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DIADEM. The rendering of several Heb. words and, in the NASB, one Gk. word.1. Ṣanı̂p, something wound about the head (Isa. 62:3, lit., “turban”); spoken of as the “turban” of men (Job 29:14), of women (Isa. 3:23), of the high priest (Zech. 3:5), as well as the tiara of a king (Isa. 62:3).2. Ṣpı̂râ,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Diademthe tiara of a king (Ezek. 21:26; Isa. 28:5; 62:3); the turban (Job 29:14). In the New Testament a careful distinction is drawn between the diadem as a badge of royalty (Rev. 12:3; 13:1; 19:12) and the crown as a mark of distinction in private life. It is not known what the ancient Jewish “diadem”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DIADEM [DIE uh dem] — a band or wrapping around the turban of a king or his queen signifying their royal authority. Rulers of the ancient Near East did not wear rigid gold crowns but cloth turbans wound around the head and decorated in turn with cloth diadems studded with gems.Two Hebrew words translated
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIADEM<di’-a-dem>: There are seven Bible references to the diadem, four in the Old Testament and three in the New Testament. The Hebrew words do not mark any clear distinctions.1. [צָנִית‎, tsaniph], [צָנוֹת‎, tsanoph], [צָנִיפָה‎, tsaniphah] (all from [צָנַת‎, tsanaph], primarily “to wrap,” “dress,”
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Di′adem meant, originally, a fillet wound round the head. The diadem of Bacchus was a broad band, which might be unfolded so as to make a veil. Hieronymus, king of Syracuse (b.c. 216–215), wore a diadem. Constantine the Great (306–337) was the first of the Roman emperors who wore a diadem. After his
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Diʹa-dem [something surrounding the head], spoken of a royal tiara (Isa. 28:5). In the Old Testament the distinction between diadem as the badge of royalty, and crown as the symbol of distinction in private life, is neglected, but in the New Testament it is carefully observed.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DIADEM English translation of three Hebrew terms designating a head covering symbolizing authority and honor. Mitsnephet is the turban of the high priest (Exod. 28:4, 39) or king (Ezek. 21:26). The priest’s was made of fine linen (Exod. 28:39) with a golden plate (KJV, NASB, NIV) or a flower rosette