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Fringe
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Fringe
Fringe Tassels hanging from each of the four corners of typical Israelite garments. Functioned as reminders of the commandments of Yahweh, and were especially significant on priestly vestments (Deut 22:12; Num 15:37–41; Matt 9:20; 14:36; 23:5).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fringe
Fringe. kjv translation for “tassel,” four of which were worn on the upper garments of Jewish men according to the Lord’s commandment (Dt 22:12). Those tassels were to be reminders of God’s laws.See Fashion and Dress.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fringes
Fringes [Gk. kráspedon] (Mt. 9:20; 14:36; 23:5; Mk. 6:56; Lk. 8:44); AV HEM, BORDER; NEB EDGE, TASSELS.In OT times fringes consisted of tassels (Heb ṣîṣiṯ) or twisted threads (Heb geḏilîm) and were worn by the Israelites on the four corners of their garments to remind them of God’s commandments
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Fringe
FRINGE The border of a garment, or a “tassel,” four of which were worn on the upper garments of Jewish men according to the Lord’s commandment (Dt 22:12). Those tassels were to be reminders of God’s laws.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Fringes
fringes, or tassels, a common decoration on ancient Near Eastern garments. Deut. 22:12 states simply: “You shall make tassels on the four corners of the cloak with which you cover yourself.” This is elaborated in Num. 15:38–40, which says that the tassels—now called fringes—shall be of blue cord and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Fringe
FRINGE. One of three symbols (the others were phylacteries and cylinders containing a parchment scroll attached to the door posts) that continually confronted the Jew, reminding him of the Lord’s commandments. Four blue (white was permitted later) fringes of woven cords with tassels were to be attached
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Fringes
FRINGES. A border of tassels along the edges of a garment (Dt. 22:12). This was bound by a blue cord, and served to remind the wearer of God’s commands and of the need to obey them (Nu. 15:38–39). Various monuments show Hebrews and others wearing fringed garments. In NT times those who delighted in an
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Fringe
FringeThe hem or border of a garment (Heb. ṣɩ̂ṣiṯ). The Israelites were to make for themselves a fringe for each corner of their garments (Num. 15:37–39). Attached to each fringe was to be a blue cord. This ornamentation was not meant to be ostentatious (cf. Matt. 23:5; Gk. kráskpedon); rather,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fringe
Fringe (Gk. kráspedon).* The hem or border (so KJV) of a garment. The Hebrews were commanded to wear cords of twisted threads (Heb. geḏilîm; Deut. 22:12) ending in tassels (ṣîṣiṯ; Num. 15:38–39; KJV, NJV “fringes”) at the four comers of their garments as a reminder of God’s commandments.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Fringes
FRINGES Also tassels. The Jewish people were commanded by God to fasten tassels with violet cords to each of the four corners of their cloaks to serve as a reminder to keep the commandments of the Lord (Num 15:37–41; Deut 22:12). Such a cloak was worn by Jesus (Matt 9:20; cf. Matt 14:36; Mark 6:56; Luke
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Fringes
Fringesfringes (tassels, borders, hems), a common decoration on Near Eastern garments. The oldest rule about fringes in the ot says simply, ‘You shall make yourself tassels on the four corners of your cloak with which you cover yourself’ (Deut. 22:12). The more elaborate command in Num. 15:38–40 says
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FRINGES
FRINGES<frin’-jis> ([צִיצִת‎, tsitsith], “tassel, lock” (Nu 15:38, 39), [גְּדִלִים‎, gedhilim], “twisted threads,” “festoons” (Dt 22:12)): Tassels worn by the Israelites on the four corners of their garments as reminders of “all the commandments of Yahweh,” in accordance with the law set