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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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. 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. 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
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHEET<shet>. See DRESS; compare Acts 10:11, “as it were a great sheet” ([ὀθόνη, othone]).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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 International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
SHEET, shēt. See Dress; cf Acts 10:11, “as it were a great sheet” (ὀθόνη, othónē).
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