Mantle,

Mantle, [N] [E]

the word employed in the Authorized Version to translate no less than four Hebrew terms, entirely distinct and independent in both derivation and meaning.

  1. ( Judges 4:18 ) the garment with which Jael covered Sisera.
  2. Rendered "mantle" in ( 1 Samuel 15:27 ; 28:14 ; Ezra 9:3 Ezra 9:5 ) etc. This word is in other passages of the Authorized Version rendered "coat," "cloak" and "robe."
  3. ( Isaiah 3:22 ) only. Apparently some article of a ladys dress.
  4. ( 1 Kings 19:13 1 Kings 19:19 ; 2 Kings 2:8 2 Kings 2:13 2 Kings 2:14 ) The sole garment of the prophet Elijah. It was probably of sheepskin, such as is worn by the modern dervishes.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mantle,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.