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Covering, For The Head

COVERING, FOR THE HEAD

kuv'-er-ing, (peribolaion):

Mentioned in the New Testament only in 1 Corinthians 11:15: "For her hair is given her for a covering," literally, "something cast round," probably equivalent to "veil" (which see). Read in the light of the context: "Every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoreth her head" (verse 5). The meaning would seem to be that Nature itself, in providing women with a natural veil, has taught the lesson underlying the prevailing custom, that woman should not be unveiled in the public assemblies.

George B. Eager


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'COVERING, FOR THE HEAD'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.