The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Sandals A common kind of footwear in the ancient Near East that consisted of a sole tied to the foot with thongs or straps.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shoe; Sandal
Shoe; Sandal [Heb. naʿal; Gk. hypódēma, sandálion]. The Hebrew noun naʿal occurs twenty-three times (cf. the vb. nāʿal; RSV “Shod,” Ezk. 16:10; “give sandals” [hiphil], 2 Ch. 28:15); the LXX usually renders the noun with Gk. hypódēma (except at Josh. 9:13 [LXX 11] and Isa. 20:2, where it uses
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
sandal, a shoe fastened to the foot with thongs or straps. See also shoes.Leather sandal, almost two thousand years old, found at Masada.
shoes. Sandals were the most common form of foot covering in biblical times, but Assyrian and Roman soldiers wore laced or strapped boots, and Near Eastern women are depicted in ankle-high shoes in an Egyptian tomb painting (cf. Ezek. 16:10). Most people, however, appear barefoot in ancient Egyptian
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Two pairs of papyrus sandals from the tomb of Tutankhamen with a single sandal at left made of vegetable fibers. LLSANDAL. In the KJV the word sandal is used only to translate Gr. sandalion (diminutive of sandalon), “small sandal or slipper” (Mk 6:9; Acts 12:8). However, most of the “shoes” of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Sandals, Shoes
Sandals, ShoesAncient footwear is well known from paintings, sculpture, and reliefs. While most persons wore a simple sandal, slippers of soft leather were not uncommon. Assyrian soldiers at times are depicted wearing a high boot; in later periods, Roman soldiers often wore a larger, more substantial
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Sandals, Shoes
Sandals, Shoes (Heb. na˓alāyim; Gk. sándalia, hypodēmata). While shoes that completely covered the foot and sometimes part of the leg were worn in biblical times, especially by soldiers (e.g., Heb. se˒ôn “boot”; Isa. 9:5), sandals were much more common. Sandals consisted of a sole attached
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Clothing And Footwear
CLOTHING AND FOOTWEARthe biblical period The Authorized Version uses several terms for clothing: apparel (1 Kgs. 10:5; 2 Chr 9:4; Zeph. 1:8); vestments (2 Kgs. 10:22), garments (Isa. 63:3); raiment (Ezek. 16:13; Job. 27:16), etc. As no clothing has survived from the pre-biblical period we must turn
Catholic Bible Dictionary
SANDAL Standard footwear in the biblical world. The ancient sandal was simply a leather sole fastened to the foot by a leather thong and then tied around the ankle (Gen 14:23). Both the rich and the poor wore sandals, and the lack of sandals was a sign of utter destitution, such as that endured by one
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Sandal was the article ordinarily used by the Hebrews for protecting the feet. It consisted simply of a sole attached to the foot by thongs. We have express notice of the thong (Authorized Version “shoe-latchet”) in several passages, notably Gen. 14:23; Isa. 5:27; Mark 1:7. Sandals were worn by all classes
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SANDAL (Gk. sandalion, representing the Heb. na˓al). The sandal, apparently the article used by the Hebrews for protecting the feet, consisted simply of a sole attached to the foot by thongs. The Gk. hupodēma properly applies to the sandal exclusively, as it means what is bound under the foot.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
SandalsMentioned only in Mark 6:9 and Acts 12:8. The sandal was simply a sole, made of wood or palm-bark, fastened to the foot by leathern straps. Sandals were also made of seal-skin (Ezek. 16:10; lit. tahash, “leather;” A.V., “badger’s skin;” R.V., “sealskin,” or marg., “porpoise-skin”). (See SHOE.)
ShoeOf various forms, from the mere sandal (q.v.) to the complete covering of the foot. The word so rendered (A.V.) in Deut. 33:25, minʾal, “a bar,” is derived from a root meaning “to bolt” or “shut fast,” and hence a fastness or fortress. The verse has accordingly been rendered “iron and brass shall
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