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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shroud [Gk. sindōn—‘linen’] (Mt 27:59; Mk 15:46; Lk. 23:53); AV LINEN, LINEN CLOTH, FINE LINEN; NEB SHEET; LINEN SHEET.The Gk. sindōn literally means “fine cloth,” and usually refers to Linen or anything made of it, e.g., a garment of linen (usually a kind of muslin).In Mt. 27:59 par Mk. 15:46;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SHROUD. This word appears only once in the KJV of the OT. In Ezk 31:3 it is used to translate the Heb. word hōresh, a thicket, or a forest; ASV and RSV translate “shade.” It may also mean a cover, a shelter, a wooded place. The KJV translates this word “forest” in 2 Chr 27:4 and “bough” in Isa 17:9.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SHROUD (Heb. ḥoresh, “thicket”; Ezek. 31:3, KJV; “forests,” 2 Chron. 27:4, KJV, “wooded areas,” NIV; “bough,” Isa. 17:9, KJV, “thickets,” NIV). Probably a shadowing thicket.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Shroudshroud, the cloth used to wrap a corpse. One such piece of material was used to wrap the body of Jesus after the crucifixion (Matt. 27:59; but see John 20:6–7). That piece of cloth has never been confidently identified, although some claim the shroud kept at Turin, Italy, is the one used for
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHROUD<shroud> ([חֹרֶשׁ‎, choresh], “bough”): Winding-sheet for the dead. See BURIAL. Used in the King James Version, the English Revised Version Ezekiel 31:3 in the rare old sense of “shelter,” “covering.” the American Standard Revised Version has “a forest-like shade” [חֹרֶשׁ‎, choresh],
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SHROUD Linen burial cloth. Shrouds usually were very long pieces of cloth that were wound around the body. As the winding was done, spices were placed within the folds of the shroud. After His crucifixion, Jesus’ body was so buried by Joseph of Arimathea and the women disciples (Matt. 27:59–61). In one
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
shroud. This English noun is used once by the KJV in the archaic meaning, “shelter” (Ezek. 31:3). Modern versions use it occasionally either in the general sense of “a covering” (Isa. 25:7; Heb. lôṭ H4287, which occurs only here) or more specifically of the winding sheet with which the dead were covered
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
SHROUD, shroud (חֹרֶשׁ‎, ḥōresh, “bough”): Winding-sheet for the dead. See Burial. Used in AV, ERV Ezk 31:3 in the rare old sense of “shelter,” “covering.” ARV has “a forest-like shade” (חֹרֶשׁ‎, ḥōresh, “wood,” “wooded height”) (Isa 17:9, etc). Cf Milton, Comus, 147.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SHROUD [לוֹטlot, עֲרָפֶלʿarafel]. A cloth wrapper prepared for a corpse (see BURIAL; LINEN). Isaiah 25:7 states that the pall worn for the dead will be removed when the people join in the divine feast provided by God on his holy mountain. When Yahweh appeared at Horeb, the top of the mountain was “shrouded
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