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Kerchief

Kerchief [N]

mentioned only Ezekiel 13:18 Ezekiel 13:21 , as an article of apparel or ornament applied to the head of the idolatrous women of Israel. The precise meaning of the word is uncertain. It appears to have been a long loose shawl, such as Oriental women wrap themselves in ( Ruth 3:15 ; Isaiah 3:22 ). Some think that it was a long veil or head-dress, denoting by its form the position of those who wore it.

These dictionary topics are from
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

Bibliography Information

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

Kerchief

Veil; covering.

Your KERCHIEFS also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. ( Ezekiel 13:21 )

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

Bibliography Information

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

KERCHIEF

ker'-chif (micpachoth; epibolaia):

Occurs only in Ezekiel 13:18,21, in a passage which refers to some species of divination. Their exact shape or use is unknown. They were apparently long veils or coverings put over the heads of those consulting the false prophetesses and reaching down to the feet, for they were for "persons of every stature."


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