Genesis 38:18

Overview - Genesis 38
Judah begets Er, Onan, and Shelah.
Er's marriage with Tamar, and death.
The trespass of Onan.
11 Tamar is reserved for Shelah.
12 Judah's wife dies.
13 Tamar deceives Judah.
27 She bears twins, Pharez and Zarah.
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Genesis 38:18  (King James Version)
And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
 


Thy signet
{Chothem,} or {chothemeth,} as in ver. 25, ; is properly a ring-seal, with which impressions were made to ascertain property, etc. From Jeremiah 22:24 ,we find that it was worn on the hand; though it might also have been suspended from the neck by a ribband, as the Arabs still wear it.
Genesis 38:25 Genesis 38:26 ; Jeremiah 22:24 ; Luke 15:22

bracelets
{Pathil,} from {pathal,} to twist, wreathe, may denote either a wreath for the arm or neck, a twisted collar, or bracelet. In the former sense the LXX. render it by [ormiskon,] and Aquila and Symmachus by [strepton;] and in the latter sense, the Vulgate renders it by {armillam.} It may have been a collar by which the signet was suspended; though its being used in the plural seems to favour the opinion of its being a bracelet.

gave it her
Genesis 38:25 Genesis 38:26 ; Hosea 4:11
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