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Amulets

Amulets

were ornaments, gems, scrolls. etc.. worn as preservatives against the power of enchantments, and generally inscribed with mystic forms or characters. The "earrings" in ( Genesis 35:4 ) were obviously connected with idolatrous worship and were probably amulets taken from the bodies of the slain Shechemites. They are subsequently mentioned among the spoils of Midian. ( Judges 8:24 ) In ( Hosea 2:13 ) is another like reference. The "earrings" in ( Isaiah 3:20 ) were also amulets.


Bibliography Information

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