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Hem
Hem (of a Garment) • Hem of a Garment • Hem of garment
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hem
hem, the edge, border, or “skirts” of a garment. Blue, purple, and scarlet decorations shaped like pomegranates were placed between bells of pure gold around the hem of the blue priestly robe of Aaron (Exod. 28:31–35; 39:22–26). Saul grabbed the hem of Samuel’s robe in desperation after the latter informed
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hem of A Garment
HEM of a GARMENT. To remind the Israelites of their obligations to God, the law directed (Num 15:37 ff.; Deut 22:12) them to attach, with blue (i.e, blue-purple or violet) thread, tassels (KJV “hem”) of twisted threads to the corners of their outer garments. Pharisees ostentatiously made theirs very
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hem of garment
Hem of garment. The importance which the later Jews, especially the Pharisees, Matt. 23:5, attached to the hem or fringe of their garments was founded upon the regulation in Num. 15:38, 39, which gave a symbolical meaning to it. [See Dress.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hem of a Garment
HEM OF A GARMENT. The extremity, border of the outer garment (Ex. 28:33; 39:24–26; cf. Matt. 9:20; 14:36). The importance that the later Jews, especially the Pharisees, attached to this portion of the dress (Matt. 23:5) was founded upon the regulation in Num. 15:38–39. The fringe did not owe its origin
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hem
Hemof a garment, the fringe of a garment. The Jews attached much importance to these, because of the regulations in Num. 15:38, 39. These borders or fringes were in process of time enlarged so as to attract special notice (Matt. 23:5). The hem of Christ’s garment touched (9:20; 14:36; Luke 8:44).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Hem
Hemhem, the edge, border, or ‘skirts’ of a garment. Pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet stuff were placed between bells of pure gold all around the hem of the blue priestly robe of Aaron (Exod. 28:31–35; 39:22–26). So great was the healing power of Jesus that the mere touching of the hem of his
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hem
HEM — KJV word for the border or fringe of a person’s outer garment in Bible times (Ex. 28:33–34; 39:24–26). Tassels were worn by the Israelites on the hems of their garments to remind them of God’s commandments (Num. 15:37–41). The scribes and Pharisees, because they prided themselves on keeping the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HEM
HEM([κράσπεδον, kraspedon]): The classic instance of the use of “hem” in the New Testament is Mt 9:20 the King James Version (compare Mt 14:36), where the woman “touched the hem of his (Christ’s) garment.” The reference is to the fringe or tassel with its traditional blue thread which the faithful
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Hem of Garment
Hem of Garment. The later Jews, especially the Pharisees (Matt. 23:5), attached great importance to the hem or fringe of their garments because of the regulation in Num. 15:38, 39, which ascribed a symbolical meaning to it. Popularly, the hem or fringe had associated with it a special sanctity (Matt.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Hem Of Garment
HEM OF GARMENT.—This is the AV translation of κράσπεδον in Mt 9:20, 14:36 (of touching the hem of Jesus’ garment with a view to healing). In these places, as on its occurrence elsewhere (Mt 23:5, Mk 6:56, Lk 8:44), RV adopts the rendering ‘horder.’ See art. Border.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hem
HEM Border of a cloth article doubled back and stitched down to prevent the cloth from unraveling. Biblical references to the “hem” of a garment refer more generally to its edge or border. The border of Aaron’s high priestly robe was decorated with blue, purple, and scarlet pomegranates and gold bells
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