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The Hebrew word kebir , rendered "pillow" in 1 Samuel 19:13 1 Samuel 19:16 , but in Revised Version marg. "quilt" or "network," probably means some counterpane or veil intended to protect the head of the sleeper. A different Hebrew word (meraashoth') is used for "bolster" ( 1 Samuel 26:7 1 Samuel 26:11 1 Samuel 26:16 ). It is rightly rendered in Revised Version "at his head." In Gen 28:11,18the Authorized Version renders it "for his pillows," and the Revised Version "under his head." In Eze 13:18,20another Hebrew word (kesathoth) is used, properly denoting "cushions" or "pillows," as so rendered both in the Authorized and the Revised Version.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bolster". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .