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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cloth, Cloth Manufacturing
Cloth, Cloth Manufacturing. Since antiquity cloth has been made from such natural fibers as flax, wool, cotton, silk, and hair. Linen (spun from flax), wool, and sackcloth (woven from goat’s or camel’s hair) are the fabrics most frequently mentioned in Scripture. The Bible also refers to silk and cotton.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sheet
Sheet [Gk. othónē] (Acts 10:11; 11:5); NEB “sheet of sail-cloth.” A large sheet-like object, which perhaps resembled a ship’s sail (cf. M. Polyc 15:2), seen by Peter in a vision.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cloth and Cloth Manufacturing
CLOTH AND CLOTH MANUFACTURING* Since antiquity, cloth has been made from such natural fibers as flax, wool, cotton, silk, and hair. Linen (spun from flax), wool, and sackcloth (woven from goat’s or camel’s hair) are the fabrics most frequently mentioned in Scripture. The Bible also refers to silk and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sheet
SHEET. In the OT the word “sheet” (Jdg 14:12–13) refers to the sādı̂n, a plain piece of cloth of fine linen used as an upper garment (Prov 31:24). The Gr. word used in these passages in the LXX (sindōn) appears in the NT referring to the shroud in which Jesus was wrapped (Mt 27:59) and the garment
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Sheet
SHEET. 1. Heb. sāḏîn, rsv ‘linen garments’ (Jdg. 14:12–13). See reference to ‘shirt’ in *Dress. 2. Gk. othonē, ‘a piece of linen’, ‘a linen sheet’, used in describing Peter’s vision at Joppa (Acts 10:11; 11:5).J. D. Douglas.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sheet
SHEET. See Fine Linen.1. Rendered “fine linen” (Prov. 31:24; Isa. 3:23, KJV), and meaning probably a shirt (Judg. 14:12, KJV, Heb. sādı̂n).2. A “sail” (Gk. ˒othonē, Acts 10:11; 11:5; NIV, “sheet”).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cloth
CLOTH — a fabric or material from which clothing is made. In biblical times cloth was made from the hair of goats, sheep, and camels and from linen, flax, hemp, and silk. Certain goats grew long black hair that produced a heavy waterproof cloth for making tents and outer garments.The everyday clothing
Sheet
SHEET — a word with two different meanings in the NKJV:1. Thin sheets of gold from which threads for the making of the Ephod were formed (Ex. 39:3).2. A large piece of cloth made of fine linen. While in a trance, Simon Peter had a vision of an object coming down out of heaven that looked like a “great
Web
WEB — a word in the Old Testament with two distinct meanings:1. A textile fabric, especially one woven on a loom. Delilah wove the seven locks of Samson’s head into the web of a loom, hoping to trap him. But Samson easily broke free from the web (Judg. 16:13–14).2. A pattern of threadlike filaments,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHEET
SHEET<shet>. See DRESS; compare Acts 10:11, “as it were a great sheet” ([ὀθόνη, othone]).
Compton’s Encyclopedia
clothing industry
clothing industryLike food and shelter, clothing is a basic human need. One reason people first wore clothing was for protection. Roughly fashioned garments protected them from animal bites, scratches, and burns. They also kept them warm and dry.People still wear protective clothing for some types
manufacturing
manufacturingManufacturing is the process of making products, or goods, from raw materials by the use of manual labor or machinery. This process is usually carried out systematically with a division of labor. In a more limited sense, manufacturing is the fabrication or assembly of components into finished
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cloth, Clothing
CLOTH, CLOTHING Biblical and archaeological sources concur that the earliest clothing resources were the hides of wild animals (Gen. 3:21). The Bible contains little information, however, about the process of manufacturing clothes from vegetable fibers. Technological developments predate biblical history.
Sheet
SHEET English translation of Greek word meaning “a linen cloth” and usually used for ships’ sails. Such a cloth held all the clean and unclean animals in the vision that taught Peter that God loved and offered salvation to people who were not Jews (Acts 10:11; 11:5).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cloth
cloth. A fabric or textile woven from wool, flax, hemp, hair, silk, or other fiber for clothing and other purposes. In both the OT and NT the terms for the raw material, the woven fabric, and the finished garments are used interchangeably and metaphorically, indicating the types of material the ancients
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