Habergeon

Habergeon [N] [S]

an Old English word for breastplate. In Job 41:26 (Heb. shiryah) it is properly a "coat of mail;" the Revised Version has "pointed shaft." In Exodus 28:32 Exodus 39:23 , it denotes a military garment strongly and thickly woven and covered with mail round the neck and breast. Such linen corselets have been found in Egypt. The word used in these verses is tahra , which is of Egyptian origin. The Revised Version, however, renders it by "coat of mail." (See ARMOUR .)

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

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography Information

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

Habergeon

A coat of armor.

And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an HABERGEON, that it be not rent. ( Exodus 28:32 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Habergeon'". A King James Dictionary.

Habergeon, [N] [E]

a coat of mail covering the neck and breast. [ARMS]


[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 'Habergeon,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

HABERGEON

hab'-er-jun, ha-bur'-jun, the King James Version (tachara'):

In the Revised Version (British and American), Exodus 28:32; 39:23, etc., "coat of mail"; in Job 41:26, "pointed shaft," margin "coat of mail."

See ARMS, ARMOR.


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