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Eyelid

EYELID

i'-lid:

Eyes and eyelids in Hebrew are sometimes used synonymously, as in the parallelism of Proverbs 4:25 (compare 6:4; 30:13):

"Let thine eyes look right on, And let thine eyelids look straight before thee."

(Compare Job 41:18; Psalms 11:4; Jeremiah 9:18.) The alluring power of the wanton woman is conceived of as centered in her eyes (Proverbs 6:25; Isaiah 3:16):

"Neither let her take thee with her eyelids." Painting the eyelids was resorted to to intensify the beauty, antimony (which see) being used for darkening the lashes (2 Kings 9:30; Jeremiah 4:30; Ezekiel 23:40).

George B. Eager


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EYELID'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.